Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways?

The Independent Review, 2011

33 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2015 Last revised: 28 May 2016

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J. R. Clark

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dwight R. Lee

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom

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Date Written: 2011

Abstract

For more than one hundred years, noble concerns have persuaded well-meaning people to favor more government to promote the public interest, and others have exploited those concerns to grab political privileges at public expense. Contrary to conventional thought, however, the history of government expansion provides reasons to believe that the trend can be reversed.

Suggested Citation

Clark, Jeff R. and Lee, Dwight R., Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways? (2011). The Independent Review, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2566966

Jeff R. Clark (Contact Author)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Economics
Suite 313 Fletcher Hall
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
United States

Dwight R. Lee

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom ( email )

United States

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