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Crisis and leviathan : critical episodes in the growth of American government / Robert Higgs ; with a new preface by the author ; foreword by Arthur A. Ekirch.

Author/creator Higgs, Robert author.
Format Book and Print
EditionTwenty-fifth anniversary edition.
Publication InfoOakland, California : The Independent Institute, 2013.
Descriptionxxv, 350 pages ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "In Crisis and Leviathan, economist and historian Robert Higgs shows how Big Government emerged from responses to national emergencies that occurred as attitudes about the role of government were changing dramatically. In particular, governmental responses to the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, and various lesser "crises"(real or imagined) led to a host of new federal programs, activities, and functions that left legacies--including greater acceptance of bigger government--that endured long after each crisis passed. The result was not only a higher baseline for further growth, but also a government more intrusive in the lives of ordinary citizens and more resistant to meaningful reform"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 325-339) and index.
Other edition issuedRevision of: Higgs, Robert. Crisis and leviathan New York : Oxford University Press, 1987 xix, 350 p. ; 25 cm.
LCCN 2012040064
ISBN9781598131215 (hardback)
ISBN1598131214 (hardback)
ISBN9781598131116 (paperback)
ISBN1598131117 (paperback)

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