"This is a crazy notion . . . that somehow . . . the government of the United States can make it . . . unnecessary for any of its citizens to face any difficulty, to run any risk."
Charles A. Eaton
Republican congressman from New Jersey, during the 1935 debate over Social Security


"We've allowed bankruptcy to become commonplace in America. Last year, more people filed for bankruptcy than filed for divorce or were diagnosed with cancer or graduated from college."
Elizabeth Warren
Harvard Law School professor and coauthor of 'The Two-Income Trap'


"There has been a shift toward people taking more risk on themselves . . . and the economy has gained for it."
Gary S. Becker
University of Chicago economist and Nobel laureate