Just for the record, the Ayn Rand Institute Alex Epstein who thinks Social Security is bad
is not me. I think Social Security is a fine thing. I am happy to live in bluer-than-thou Canada, in bluer-even-than-Canada Québec, where superb child care is to be had for $7 a day, and where most people not only believe in evolution, they approve of it.
I am, in general, in favor of a fully funded national health system like Canada's used to be; in favor of a carbon tax; against drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge and against Hummers.
I do think the free market is the most efficient way of allocating resources, but I also think it's government's job to adjust incentives so that the free market can avoid the tragedy of the commons. In other words, people who drive Hummers should pay a whole lot extra in taxes, because their ridiculous vehicles tear up the roads, take up extra parking room, kill people disproportionately in car crashes, and cause the country to go to war in foreign places that would be of no foreign policy interest if we didn't need the oil.
I could go on in this vein for hours, but this is a TV writing blog.