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Robert Higgs on the Rise and Fall of Leviathan
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Robert Higgs speaks at a Future of Freedom Foundation conference in 1995 on the ratchet effect- the idea that governments tend to grab power during emergencies but do not cede it completely after each crisis abates- and gives his own analysis of what it might take to slow the growth of government in the 21st century.

Check out Higg's book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Sun. January 1, 1995
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy








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