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Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of by Robert Higgs,Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.

By Robert Higgs,Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.

Discussing how govt has continuously grown in measurement and scope in the past century, this account demonstrates that the most cause lies in government’s responses to nationwide “crises” (real or imagined), together with fiscal upheavals and, in particular, conflict. the outcome, this ebook argues, is the ever-increasing govt energy, which endures lengthy after every one difficulty has handed, impinging on either civil and financial liberties and fostering huge company welfare. providing ideological causes for the ascension of the function of presidency out of a capitalist, free-market economic climate, it is going to attract people with pursuits in political economic system, American heritage, and libertarian politics.

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