By Robert Higgs | Saturday August 22, 2009 at 3:24 PM PDT | 9 Comments
I recently read a book titled Banking and the Business Cycle: A Study of the Great Depression in the United States, by C. A. Phillips, T. F. McManus, and R. W. Nelson. It was originally published by Macmillan in March 1937, later became a hard-to-find, almost-forgotten book, and in 2007 was reissued by the Mises Institute in an inexpensive paperback...
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Tags: American History, Books, Economics, Federal Reserve, Great Depression, Money and Banking
By Mary Theroux | at 2:10 PM PDT | 2 Comments
There was a certain horrifying fascination to observe the speed and enthusiasm with which conservatives embraced the unprecedented growth of government power and size under George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11. A Crisis and Leviathan case study in the “ratchet-effect” of “crises”—documented brilliantly throughout by Bob Higgs and reprinted as our Resurgence...
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Tags: Afghanistan, Agriculture, Bush, C.S. Lewis, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Elections, farm bill, Golden rule, Integrity, Iraq, Just War, Natural Law, Obama, Pelosi, Personal Liberty, Politics, Presidential Power, ratchet effect, renditioning, secrecy, Surveillance, The State, Torture, War