Grover Cleveland Against the Special Interests

The Independent Review Vol. 18 No. 4, Spring 2014

16 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016

See all articles by Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

George Mason University

Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

During his first presidential term (1885-89), Cleveland opposed the partisan “spoils system” in the civil service, private legislation to benefit particular constituents, federal disaster relief, and protectionism. Public choice theory provides an illuminating framework for examining the challenges he faced.

Suggested Citation

Haeffele-Balch, Stefanie and Storr, Virgil Henry, Grover Cleveland Against the Special Interests (2014). The Independent Review Vol. 18 No. 4, Spring 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711418

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

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Virgil Henry Storr (Contact Author)

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George Mason University - Mercatus Center ( email )

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University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom ( email )

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