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Washington Is Broken: Politics and the New Populism

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how a new populism took root in small towns. In particular, it considers the ways that residents of small towns show antipathy toward big government, such as concerns about the ... More


Redistribution and Public Provision

Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel

in The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150162
eISBN:
9780199833924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150163.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taxation has two primary functions. First, it determines how much of a society’s resources will come under the control of government, for expenditure in accordance with some collective decision ... More


Contemporary Conservatism and Government Regulation

Christopher DeMuth

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the tension between conservatives’ opposition to the growth of government regulation in principle and their willingness to accommodate it in practice. It focuses especially on ... More


Big Government and Prosperity in the United States

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on big government and prosperity in the United States. A lot of Americans are fairly skeptical about the federal government. Some feel the public sector is full of bureaucrats ... More


Contradictions in the Policy Environment

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

All activities require decisions. Resources are finite but there is an array of demands that must be satisfied. Every decision incurs opportunity costs, and they comprise the options associated with ... More


Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Melissa Deckman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines why women have emerged as leaders of the Tea Party and what their emergence means for American politics. Through extensive interviews with a variety of Tea Party women, ... More


East Asian Secrets of Economic Growth

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter evaluates how poor countries achieve economic growth in the face of all the obstacles posed by the rich countries. The most successful ones have used a highly advanced form of big ... More


Flying Solo: The Aviator and Entrepreneurial Vision

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Five discusses Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, a film based on the life of Howard Hughes, as a rare example in popular culture of a positive portrait of an entrepreneur. Most Hollywood films ... More


The Origins of National Technological Advantage

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter addresses how big government is also responsible for countries achieving strategic technological advantages. Strategic technological advantage is the key to gaining from unequal terms of ... More


Pragmatic Policy in the Marketplace of Ideas

in The Private Abuse of the Public Interest: Market Myths and Policy Muddles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076423
eISBN:
9780226076454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076454.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines a realistic synthesis of government and markets. The investigation of promarket reforms has yielded three overarching conclusions. The first broad conclusion is that a return to ... More


Introduction

Anne Daguerre

in Obama's Welfare Legacy: An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447338338
eISBN:
9781447338376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The introductory chapter sets out the broad political context that helps explain the Obama partial success in terms of antipoverty policies. It points out to major contradictions in the American ... More


Four PSIE Challenges

Alon Peled

in Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027878
eISBN:
9780262319867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter seven addresses four political and ethical dilemmas associated with the implementation of a Public Sector Information Exchange (PSIE). (1) The democracy challenge presents a trade-off between ... More


From Franklin to Facebook: The Civic Mandate for Communications

Richard R. John

in To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858538
eISBN:
9780190254537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858538.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the role of big government in communications. It describes three governmental institutions that have been especially consequential: the postal system, the regulatory agency, ... More


Southern White Privilege

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In order to solidify support among its southern white base, the GOP offered powerful characterizations of the haves and have-nots, of the taxpayer and the tax recipient, of the makers and the takers, ... More


The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199832637
eISBN:
9780190252601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ... More


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