By Robert Higgs | Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 7:31 PM PST | 7 Comments
How do once-free people lose their liberty? The formula may be stated succinctly: crisis and leviathan. Alternatively, and somewhat more fully stated, the procedure for the government officials and their supporters who hope to gain by quashing the people’s liberties is (1) cause a serious crisis, thereby heightening the public’s fears, and (2) blame others...
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Tags: AIG, Bailouts, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Crisis and Leviathan, Federal Reserve, Keynesian economics, Money and Banking, Politics, Regulation, The State, Timothy Geithner
By David Beito | at 10:45 AM PST | 0 Comments
The first review has already appeared of my new book, Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power. I hope that this is the beginning of a trend. In the latest issue of Reason, Damon Root writes the following: No single individual brought down the South’s Jim Crow regime, but there...
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Tags: American History, Books, Business, Civil Liberties, civil rights, Constitution, economic growth, Jim Crow laws, Personal Liberty, Racism, Religion