Robert Higgs on War, Taxation and Government Power
By David J. Theroux • Saturday May 7, 2011 4:04 PM PST •
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs has just superbly reviewed for the Journal of Policy History the very important book, War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State, by Sheldon D. Pollack (Cornell University Press).
In addition, this weekend Dr. Higgs has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree in the social sciences (Doctados Honoris Causa Ciencias Sociales) from Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala. Here is a video of the award and his presentation:
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