Michael D. Tanner

Michael Tanner is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, where he heads research into a variety of domestic policies with a particular emphasis on poverty and social welfare policy, health care reform, and Social Security.


Welfare State

by Michael D. Tanner on Aug 15, 2008

Most modern democratic states are welfare states, or those that attempt to provide services to citizens through coercive wealth redistribution.

Free Thoughts

Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis

featuring Michael D. Tanner, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Jul 31, 2015

Michael D. Tanner joins us for a discussion on the national debt and America’s various entitlement programs and their implications on the country’s future.