In the early 1990s, America’s political culture spawned a moderate left that is increasingly cognizant of government’s failures. But its response to those failures—its calls to remedy them with even more government—attest to the power of the unexamined faith in government problem solving.

James L. Payne is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis.
Government and PoliticsGovernment Power
Other Independent Review articles by James L. Payne
Winter 2017/18 The Government Nobody Knows—nor Wants to Know
Fall 2014 The Real Case against Activist Global Warming Policy
Fall 2012 The Trend of War in the World: Evidence from the Arab-Israeli Dispute
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