Grover Cleveland Against the Special Interests
The Independent Review Vol. 18 No. 4, Spring 2014
16 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016
Date Written: 2014
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.
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