In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
Assesses the highs and lows of the nearly 30-year struggle to limit government, including Reagan’s successes and failures, the drift away from Reagan’s legacy, and George W. Bush’s rejection of limited government.
Acclaimed economist and Cato chairman William A. Niskanen illustrates how economic incentives significantly aid in the creation of successful policies.
Examines how Americans have expanded presidential power over recent decades by expecting solutions for all national problems, concluding by calling for the Presidency to return to its properly defined constitutional limits.
David Boaz offers his unique and often surprising views on such hot-button issues as the presidential race, individual rights vs. national security, drugs, immigration, the war on terror, school choice, and government intrusion into private lives.
A scathing look at how the rise of conservatives who believed big government could be used to further the conservative cause ultimately undermined the legacy of traditional conservatives and shattered the Republican revolution.
An active judiciary is a key element in our government that ensures that limits are placed on executive and legislative action, constitutional rights are protected, and unelected bureaucrats are kept in check.
Details a pattern with the Bush administration of a “ceaseless push for power, unchecked by either the courts or Congress.”