Published December 1970
by Hoover Inst Pr .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
Bob Higgs' brilliant book Crisis and Leviathan recounts in vivid historical detail the so-called ratchet theory of growth in government. According to this theory, a continual increase in the size and intrusiveness of government has been promoted by government exploitation of periodic crises--chiefly depressions and wars.4/5(13). American government has far outgrown the limits set by our founders in the Constitution. If the twenty-first century is to be the American century, government must be redirected to its proper and legitimate role. The growth of government is the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century. I have read many books that attempted to account for the growth of government in the United States, but Mr. Higgs, takes home the award. The latest revised edition /5. New Second Edition Now Available! Growth of the American Republic: Fundamental Concepts in U.S. Government & Politics essentially ‘catches up’ our woefully history-clueless students on the basic principles of government and citizenship in essence, giving them a framework of understanding the ideas and history that influenced the founding of the United States of America.
The U.S. government grew substantially beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. In an attempt to end the unemployment and misery of the Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal created many new federal programs and expanded many existing rise of the United States as the world's major military power during and after World War II also fueled government growth. This book is absolutely essential for anyone who seeks to understand the dynamics of government growth and the loss of liberty. The contents of this volume include: “Crisis and Leviathan is a blockbuster of a book, one of the most important of the last decade. It is that rare and wondrous combination: scholarly and hard-hitting, lucidly. The Growth of American Government from the End of Reconstruction and the end of World War II Words 7 Pages In the past, the nation’s government took the “laissez-faire” approach to dealing with the economy and/or free market affairs. 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.
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. More than a study of trends in governmental spending, taxation, and employment, Crisis and Leviathan is a 5/5(1). His book deserves inclusion in any undergraduate bibliography covering the development of American government." —Political Studies Association This engaging survey of the growth of government in America in the last century focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of Cited by: 5. American Government exam, it is advisable to study one or more college textbooks, which can be found in most college bookstores. When selecting a textbook, check growth of the federal bureaucracy over the past hundred years? A. Increases in federal income tax since 39 Daniel J. Flynn, A Conservative History of the American Left (New York: Crown Forum, ), p. 40 Robert Higgs, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (New York: Oxford University Press, ), p. 41 Schweikart, Entrepreneurial Adventure, p.