The Resource Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)

Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)

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Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government
Title
Neither liberty nor safety
Title remainder
fear, ideology, and the growth of government
Statement of responsibility
Robert Higgs
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Language
eng
Summary
The history of the United States, from the 19th century to present day, is included in this examination of the very foundations of unwarranted government intrusiveness that illuminates the two essential elements that have led to the expansion of the state's authoritythe ideology that the government should serve as a savior whenever people face threats to their well-being and the public fear that follows the perception of a large-scale threat to peace or prosperity. When these two factors operate simultaneously, people demand that the government take protective measures on their behalf. Hence, in an outburst of opportunism, the growth of government accelerates during the crisis, at the expense of liberty. Dr. Higgs's conclusion is undeniable: placing confidence in the government to function as savior or problem solver does not lead to the peace, prosperity, and safety that people crave. On the contrary, that misplaced confidence ultimately leads to tyranny and diminished securityin Benjamin Franklin's words, Neither liberty nor safety
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
320.5
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.H497 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)
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Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government, Robert Higgs, (electronic resource)
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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
Introduction -- Fear : the foundation of every government's power -- Eighteen problematic propositions in the analysis of the growth of government -- The complex course of ideological change -- Crisis and leviathan : review and response -- What got us into and out of the great depression? -- The United States won the world wars, but Americans lost -- Government and the economy in the United States since World War II -- The ongoing growth of government in the economically advanced countries -- About the author -- Index
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1 online resource (xvii, 202 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781431405060
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Electronic reproduction.
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) f607718001
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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