In his new book, The False Promise of Big Government: How Washington Helps the Rich and Hurts the Poor, Patrick Garry changes the debate by debunking progressives’ favorite myth about big government.
The federal debt recently topped $20 trillion. So much for “the era of big government is over,” a statement famously made by a Democratic president two decades ago. What happened? Why has the crusade against big government failed? Because the advocates of limited government are making the wrong arguments.
Professor Garry shows why, and also reveals the right argument against big government. Progressives have created a massive and intrusive federal government by repeating this mantra: big government is necessary to help the “little guy” – the poor, working class, and middle class. There’s only one problem with progressives’ favorite claim: IT’S A MYTH!
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