Why Government Is the Problem (Essays in Public Policy)

4.13 avg rating
( 568 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780817954420: Why Government Is the Problem (Essays in Public Policy)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The major social problems of the United States—deteriorating education, lawlessness and crime, homelessness, the collapse of family values, the crisis in medical care—have been produced by well-intended actions of government. That is easy to document. The difficult task is understanding why government is the problem. The power of special interests arising from the concentrated benefits of most government actions and their dispersed costs is only part of the answer. A more fundamental part is the difference between the self-interest of individuals when they are engaged in the private sector and the self-interest of the same individuals when they are engaged in the government sector. The result is a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. At the moment, term limits apear to be the reform that promises to be most effective in curbing Leviathan.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize for economic science, was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. He passed away on Nov. 16, 2006. He was also the Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1946 to 1976, and a member of the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937 to 1981.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 5.00
US$ 6.90

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Milton Friedman
Published by Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. Seller Inventory # BTE9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Milton Friedman
Published by Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. Seller Inventory # AAC9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Milton Friedman
Published by Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press,U.S., United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. Seller Inventory # AAC9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Friedman, Milton
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TI-9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 2.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Friedman, Milton
Published by Hoover Institution Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0817954422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Friedman, Milton
Published by Hoover Institution Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0817954422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Friedman, Milton
Published by Hoover Institution Press 2/1/1993 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press 2/1/1993, 1993. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Why Government Is the Problem. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Milton Friedman
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0817954422

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Milton Friedman
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pamphlet. Condition: New. Pamphlet. Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by we, the people. Instead of Lincoln's government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we now have a govern.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 18 pages. 0.045. Seller Inventory # 9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Milton Friedman
Published by Hoover Institution Press
ISBN 10: 0817954422 ISBN 13: 9780817954420
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hoover Institution Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 18 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.1in.The major social problems of the United Statesdeteriorating education, lawlessness and crime, homelessness, the collapse of family values, the crisis in medical carehave been produced by well-intended actions of government. That is easy to document. The difficult task is understanding why government is the problem. The power of special interests arising from the concentrated benefits of most government actions and their dispersed costs is only part of the answer. A more fundamental part is the difference between the self-interest of individuals when they are engaged in the private sector and the self-interest of the same individuals when they are engaged in the government sector. The result is a government system that is no longer controlled by we, the people. Instead of Lincolns government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we now have a government of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats, including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. At the moment, term limits apear to be the reform that promises to be most effective in curbing Leviathan. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780817954420

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book