Robert Higgs Is Interviewed on The Peter Schiff Show on the Folly of Government InterventionismDavid Theroux • Saturday December 17, 2011 4:13 PM PDT •
Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Thomas Woods on “The Peter Schiff Show.” Dr. Higgs discusses how the federal government prolonged and deepened the Great Depression of the 1930s that lasted until after World War II when such policies were either ended or radically reduced. Moreover, the current attempts at central-government planning through federal “stimulus” spending, taxes and debt are responsible for the on-going, current economic malaise. The solution is to end such policies and allow free-market processes to work smoothly.
Especially, with the holidays, gifts of Dr. Higgs’s books to family, friends, colleagues, etc., are highly recommended, and here is a sampling:
Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs
The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today, edited by Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close
Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy, edited by Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close
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