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Private Abuse of the Public Interest Market Myths and Policy Muddles

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ISBN-10: 0226076431

ISBN-13: 9780226076430

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lawrence D. Brown, Lawrence R. Jacobs

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Despite George W. Bush7;s professed opposition to big government, federal spending has increased under his watch more quickly than it did during the Clinton administration, and demands on government have continued to grow. Why? Lawrence Brown and Lawrence Jacobs show that conservative efforts to expand markets and shrink government often have the ironic effect of expanding government7;s reach by creating problems that force legislators to enact new rules and regulations. Dismantling the flawed reasoning behind these attempts to cast markets and public power in opposing roles,The Private Abuse of the Public Interesturges citizens and policy makers to recognize that properly functioning…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 0.56" wide x 0.84" long x 0.05" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

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