Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty

Overview

In Leviathan, renowned public interest attorney Bolick describes how the unchecked growth of local governments is eroding our nation's productive vitality and threatening us with "grassroots tyranny"—and ultimately reveals that, although the rules are often rigged in favor of local governments and against ordinary citizens, we can take action to rein in these bureaucracies.
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Overview

In Leviathan, renowned public interest attorney Bolick describes how the unchecked growth of local governments is eroding our nation's productive vitality and threatening us with "grassroots tyranny"—and ultimately reveals that, although the rules are often rigged in favor of local governments and against ordinary citizens, we can take action to rein in these bureaucracies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817945527
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Hoover Inst Press Publication
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Clint Bolick is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix.
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Table of Contents

1 Leviathan 3
2 Federalism : the grand design 25
3 The curious evolution of federalism 43
4 Freedom of commerce and enterprise 69
5 Private-property rights 83
6 Freedom of speech 101
7 The right to be left alone 113
8 Racial discrimination 125
9 The government school system 141
10 Fighting big government at the local level 157
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