Magazine article Risk Management

Responsibility Will Stem the Tide of Decline

Magazine article Risk Management

Responsibility Will Stem the Tide of Decline

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William J. Bennett, keynote speaker at Tuesday's luncheon and former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Bush and the Secretary of Education in the Reagan administration, used his speech to firmly renounce any plans for the 1996 presidential campaign. Mr. Bennett said he decided not to enter the race because he believes the major problems plaguing U.S. society are not fundamentally political in nature. "If you were to do an assessment of U.S. society, you wouldn't put the economy or the health care crisis first. You would point to institutional decline." He is also the author of the bestseller "The Book of Virtues" and currently serves as co-director of Empower America, an organization devoted to promoting conservative principles.

Mr. Bennett called for a risk assessment of U.S. society based on his perception that the country, following a century of phenomenal economic growth amidst unprecedented personal liberty, is now beset by formidable social problems. "If you look at the last 30 years in the United States, you will see a social regression of a sort we've never seen before. …

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