Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns
By David J. Theroux • Monday August 30, 2010 2:58 PM PST •
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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