Robert Higgs Interviewed: Government’s Intrusions Threaten Economy

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed on “Government’s Intrusions Threaten Economy.” Interviewed by Steve Stanek of the Heartland Institute, Dr. Higgs explains that the government’s growing intrusions into the economy—bank bailouts, economic stimulus, interest rate manipulations and credit expansion by the Federal Reserve, increased business regulations—could eventually lead to soaring price inflation and interest rates and another, far worse economic downturn. The solution is to move deliberately to end such policies and the accumulation of federal bureaucratic programs, controls and taxes on Americans.

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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

David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute.
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