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Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

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1989
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019505900X
ISBN13
9780195059007
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Few topics are as timely as the growth of government. To understand why government has grown, Robert Higgs asserts, one must understand how it has grown. This book offers a coherent, multi-causal explanation, guided by a novel analytical framework firmly grounded in historical evidence.
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Robert Higgs is an American economic historian and economist combining material from Public Choice, the New Institutional economics, and the Austrian school of economics; and a libertarian anarchist in political and legal theory and public policy. His writings in economics and economic history have most often focused on the causes, means, and effects of government power and growth....more