Robert Higgs is senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute and editor of the Independent Review. He is the author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government and an expert on American economic history, the growth of government, defense spending, and the regulation of food and drugs.

More from Robert Higgs


Wake Up to the Law of the Ratchet

Financial Times. November 26, 2001.


Cato University 2009

July 31, 2009. Conference.

Lessons from the Iraq War: Reconciling Liberty and Security

October 22, 2004. Conference.