Do you enjoy a meaty page turner you can really sink your teeth into? Forget the Twilight series. Need some winter reading that will really get you hot and bothered? Never mind Fifty Shades of Grey. I've got something even more riveting for you: A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic (Templeton Press, 2012) by economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute. It's a quick read and, seriously, it will get you hot under the collar. Just as the Daily Beast did a "speed read" of the 14 "naughtiest bits" from Fifty Shades, here are Eberstadt's most shocking facts on entitlements.
1. Spending on entitlements is the highest in American history.