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How big should government be?

Paul Howard Douglas

How big should government be?

by Paul Howard Douglas

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Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Expenditures, Public.,
  • Economic policy.,
  • Social policy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[By] Paul H. Douglas [and] J. Enoch Powell.
    SeriesAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Rational debate seminars, Rational debate seminars (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research)
    ContributionsPowell, J. Enoch 1912-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination212 p.
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17733260M

      In that sense, the Federal government represents us as a people, sometimes at our best, sometimes at our worst. But to a remarkable degree, the actions of the Federal government have succeeded in doing what they were intended to do. In that sense, the America we enjoy today would be inconceivable without the active role of "big government."Author: Steven Conn.   The point at which government becomes "Big Government" is subjective, of course. The core idea is that it is desirable to impose limits on government size and power. So, what are some limits we should put on government to prevent it from becoming.

    Big government insures basic human rights, And maintains majority rule while protecting minority rights. It pays for armed forces salary and equipment, And provides for Civil Defense. Big government gives the freedom of press and the right to bear arms. Our large government represents America internationally. This is not to say that Smith liked taxes and big government for their own sake. On the contrary, he saw waste in much of the government spending of his day, especially in the subsidy to unproductive high offi ces handed to political favorites. He railed at length against tariff s on imported goods, such as England’s infamous Corn by: 1.

    How Big Should Government Be? Martin Feldstein. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in December NBER Program(s):Public Economics The appropriate size and role of government depends on the deadweight burden caused by incremental transfers of funds from the private sector.   One of the main issues in economics is the extent to which the government should intervene in the economy. Free market economists argue that government intervention should be strictly limited as government intervention tends to cause an inefficient allocation of resources.


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