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Grover Cleveland against the Special Interests
By Stefanie Haeffele-Balch
Virgil Henry Storr

This article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

During his first presidential term (1885-89), Cleveland opposed the partisan “spoils system” in the civil service, private legislation to benefit particular constituents, federal disaster relief, and protectionism. Public choice theory provides an illuminating framework for examining the challenges he faced.





Volume 18 Number 4
Spring 2014

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