Robert Higgs Is Interviewed on The Peter Schiff Show on the Folly of Government Interventionism

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:

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, by Robert Higgs

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

Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs

Neither Liberty Nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government, 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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David J. Theroux (1949–2022) was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute.
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