Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns



Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio on the widening gap between public and private sector pay, the increasing affluence of military towns compared with others, the disappearance of traditional checks on government power, and the predation and incremental “ratchet effect” of expanding governmental powers that increase “temporarily” during wartime but never really recede.

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Please also see the following books by Dr. Higgs:

Depression, War, and Cold War: Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity

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

Opposing the Crusader State: Alternatives to Global Interventionism

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