The Rise of Big Government
- Publish Date: 1997-06-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Harold G. Vatter;John F. Walker
The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government intervention has allowed government to maintain a presence at all levels of the economy. The authors take issue with the opposing argument that government has grown by itself and by the bureaucracy's constant push for its own expansion.