More Acclaim for Higgs: New York Times and Elsewhere



Articles acclaiming the devastating analysis by Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs in showing why federal government controls and intervention have consistently been responsible for creating and deepening financial crises, including both the Great Depression and the current financial upheaval, continue to appear in an expanding number of major media outlets. The latest include the New York Times (see Tyler Cowen’s column here and Price Fishback’s column for Freakonomics here), John Stossel’s weekly syndicated column, Canada’s National Post (see here), and Steve Chapman’s syndicated column.

The key book by Dr. Higgs being referenced is the Independent Institute volume, Depression, War, and Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2006), and other important books from him that pertain to these issues include the following:

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Neither Liberty Nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

Arms, Politics and the Economy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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