The Resource Against Leviathan : government power and a free society, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)

Against Leviathan : government power and a free society, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)

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Against Leviathan : government power and a free society
Title
Against Leviathan
Title remainder
government power and a free society
Statement of responsibility
Robert Higgs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An unflinching critical analysis of government is contained in this work, which distills complex economic and political issues for the layperson. Combining an economist's analytical scrutiny with an historian's respect for empirical evidence, the book attacks the data on which governments base their economic management and their responses to an ongoing stream of crises. Among the topics discussed are domestic economic busts, foreign wars, welfare programs such as social security, the arts of political leadership, the intrusive efforts of governments to protect people from themselves, and the mismanagement of the economy. Though focused on U.S. government actions, the book also makes revealing comparisons with similar government actions abroad and in China, Japan, and Western Europe. This book furthers the disscussions in Higgs' bestseller Crisis and Leviathan
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.8
LC item number
.H55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Freading eBooks
  • Independent studies in political economy
Target audience
adult
Against Leviathan : government power and a free society, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)
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Against Leviathan : government power and a free society, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)
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Note
Articles chiefly published previously beginning in 1981
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is more economic equality better? -- The welfare state -- Nineteen neglected consequences of income redistribution -- The mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal -- Public choice and political leadership -- Bolingbroke, Nixon, and the rest of them -- What Professor Stiglitz learned in Washington -- Great presidents? -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- Regulatory harmonization -- Puritanism, paternalism, and power -- We're all sick, and government must heal us -- Lock 'em up! -- Government protects us? -- Coercion is not a societal constant -- Official economic statistics -- A tale of two labor markets -- Death and taxes -- A carnival of taxation -- Unmitigated mercantilism -- Results of a fifty-year experiment in political economy -- Results of another fifty-year experiment in political economy -- Pity the poor Japanese -- War and Leviathan in twentieth-century America -- Crisis and quasi-corporatist policymaking -- The normal constitution versus the crisis constitution -- The myth of war prosperity -- To deal with a crisis -- Beware the pork hawk -- The Cold War is over, but U.S. preparation for it continues -- Leviathan at bay? -- Escaping Leviathan? -- The era of big government is not over -- The bloody hinge of American history -- The rise of big business in America -- Origins of the corporate liberal state -- When ideological worlds collide -- On Ackerman's justification of irregular constitutional change -- The so-called third way -- Thank God for the nation state?
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Extent
1 online resource (xx, 408 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598131086
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
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