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The Resource The rise of big government : how egalitarianism conquered America, Sven R. Larson

The rise of big government : how egalitarianism conquered America, Sven R. Larson

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The rise of big government : how egalitarianism conquered America
Title
The rise of big government
Title remainder
how egalitarianism conquered America
Statement of responsibility
Sven R. Larson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans tend to believe that their country is very different from Europe. Yet over the past half century they have imported and embraced the most transformative social idea of modern Scandinavia: egalitarianism. Today, the United States is more like Sweden than it is different, dedicated to economic redistribution and to vigorously defending its big government. What price, morally and economically, are today's Americans willing to pay to preserve their egalitarian welfare state? Are they willing to turn life into a fiscal cost item? Will they sacrifice their children's future prosperity to defend their entitlements?The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America pursues the answer to these questions by going back to the ideological origins of the modern, egalitarian welfare state. Specifically, the book asks why this unity has been able to set such deep roots in the United States, a country that is often perceived as fundamentally different when it comes to the role of government in the economy. It is shown that there are more similarities than differences between the welfare state in the United States and its Swedish "template."This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how the egalitarian ideology conquered the United States, and who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of its strength, its resiliency, and the problems it faces in the future."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Sven R.
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Economics in the real world
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Equality
  • Fiscal policy
  • Budget deficits
  • United States
Label
The rise of big government : how egalitarianism conquered America, Sven R. Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements -- The problem -- Where it all started -- The Swedish roots of the American welfare state -- Exporting egalitarianism to America -- Problem 1: Fiscal eugenics -- Problem 2: Slow growth -- Problem 3: Government debt -- Conclusion -- Reference list -- Index
Control code
on1004354580
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315099576
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004354580
Label
The rise of big government : how egalitarianism conquered America, Sven R. Larson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements -- The problem -- Where it all started -- The Swedish roots of the American welfare state -- Exporting egalitarianism to America -- Problem 1: Fiscal eugenics -- Problem 2: Slow growth -- Problem 3: Government debt -- Conclusion -- Reference list -- Index
Control code
on1004354580
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315099576
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004354580

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