How much government is good government?

The U.S. Capitol
A view of the Capitol building in Washington.
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New York Times columnist David Brooks debates Republican congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin's 1st District on the proper role of government. The program is part of the American Enterprise Debates series from the American Enterprise Institute.

David Brooks has been writing for the New York Times since 2003. He's also a frequent commentator on NPR's All Things Considered and The News Hour on PBS. Rep. Ryan is the incoming House Budget Committee chairman and has served in the House since 1999.

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