Is Big Government Bad for Freedom, Civil Society, and Happiness?

The experience from the world’s affluent democratic countries suggests that, at least so far, the answer is no.

By Lane Kenworthy Public goods, services, and transfers boost living standards, reduce insecurity, improve health, and equalize opportunity. But in the course of achieving these valuable goals, do government programs impinge on freedom, weaken civil society, and […]

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