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The Resource Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy, Robert Higgs ; foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy, Robert Higgs ; foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy
Title
Taking a stand
Title remainder
reflections on life, liberty, and the economy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Higgs ; foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In his academic work, Robert Higgs has dissected the government's shrewd secret excesses that lead to the Welfare State, the Warfare State, and the Administrative State. For several decades he has unstintingly chronicled the federal, state, and local governments' malfeasance in these many areas of life that all levels of government have intruded upon without Constitutional mandate. In this book, however, are essays that show a whimsical, introspective, and personal side of this world renowned scholar. From the myth that the government has derived its powers from the consent of the governed to the role of independent experts in formulating monetary and fiscal policy; from the government's duplicity in announcing the unemployment rate in a given month to how the state entraps us, if you want to see a true polymath at work, these lofty, serious, sad, and illuminating essays will educate you beyond what you had thought possible about life, liberty, and the economy"--
  • "This book collects almost a hundred short pieces that Robert Higgs has written in recent years. The topics range widely, reflecting his varied interests and experience: Most of them may be described as analytical commentaries or observations. Most are substantive, dealing with definite actors and events, but a substantial number are more methodological, dealing with how various analysts have dealt with particular subjects or how analysts can, in my judgment, deal most effectively with certain subjects. A substantial number of them pertain to the nature and functioning of the state; many with the economy, both as a whole and in regard to sectors or specific aspects of its operation. One section pertains to commentaries on libertarianism, an ideology I have long embraced, though the precise nature of my (Higgs) embrace has changed over the years"--
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DLC
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Higgs, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
JK411
LC item number
.H543 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Independent studies in political economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Administrative agencies
  • Bureaucracy
  • United States
  • Welfare
  • Liberty
  • State, The
  • Administrative agencies
  • Bureaucracy
  • Economic policy
  • Liberty
  • State, The
  • United States
Label
Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy, Robert Higgs ; foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 378 pages
Isbn
9781598132038
Lccn
2014048979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025067967
System control number
(OCoLC)905419163
Label
Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy, Robert Higgs ; foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 378 pages
Isbn
9781598132038
Lccn
2014048979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025067967
System control number
(OCoLC)905419163

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