The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America

The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America

by Sven R Larson

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ISBN-13: 9781138296992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: Economics in the Real World Series
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sven R. Larson is an American political economist and policy analyst. His research, which is published in peer-review journals and by free-market think tanks, covers fiscal policy, the welfare state and the application of economic freedom. He is the author of Industrial Poverty (Gower, 2014) about the role of the welfare state in the European economic crisis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The problem 1

2 Where it all started 5

3 The Swedish roots of the American welfare state 20

4 Exporting egalitarianism to America 47

5 Problem 1: Fiscal Eugenics 60

6 Problem 2: Slow Growth 79

7 Problem 3: Government Debt 102

8 Conclusion 122

References 126

Index 129

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