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 consistently grown in measurement and scope in past times century, this account demonstrates that the most cause lies in government’s responses to nationwide “crises” (real or imagined), together with fiscal upheavals and, particularly, struggle. the end result, this e-book argues, is the ever-increasing govt energy, which endures lengthy after each one trouble has handed, impinging on either civil and monetary liberties and fostering broad company welfare. providing ideological reasons for the ascension of the function of presidency out of a capitalist, free-market economic system, it's going to attract people with pursuits in political economic system, American historical past, and libertarian politics.

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