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
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy