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Higgs, Robert

Overview
Works: 69 works in 228 publications in 1 language and 14,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Filmed panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JK411, 353.0409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Higgs
 
Most widely held works by Robert Higgs
Crisis and leviathan : critical episodes in the growth of American government by Robert Higgs( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Crisis and Leviathan, economist and historian Robert Higgs shows how Big Government emerged from responses to national emergencies that occurred as attitudes about the role of government were changing dramatically. In particular, governmental responses to the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, and various lesser "crises"(real or imagined) led to a host of new federal programs, activities, and functions that left legacies--including greater acceptance of bigger government--that endured long after each crisis passed. The result was not only a higher baseline for further growth, but also a government more intrusive in the lives of ordinary citizens and more resistant to meaningful reform"--
Competition and coercion : Blacks in the American economy, 1865-1914 by Robert Higgs( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American economy, 1865-1914 is a reinterpretation of black economic history in the half-century after Emancipation. Its central theme is that economic competition and racial coercion jointly determined the material condition of the blacks. The book identifies a number of competitive processes that played important roles in protecting blacks from the racial coercion to which they were peculiarly vulnerable. It also documents the substantial economic gains realized by the black population between 1865 and 1914. Professor Higgs's account is iconoclastic. It seeks to reorganize the present conceptualization of the period and to redirect future study of black economic history in the post-Emancipation period. It raises new questions and suggests new answers to old questions, asserting that some of the old questions are misleadingly framed or not worth pursuing at all
The Question of discrimination : racial inequality in the U.S. labor market( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transformation of the American economy, 1865-1914; an essay in interpretation by Robert Higgs( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depression, war, and cold war : studies in political economy by Robert Higgs( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These studies offer a new and more solidly grounded interpretation of the course of the U.S. political economy from the mid-1930s to the end of the Cold War. They also debunk many still-popular ideas about the New Deal, the economy during World War II, and the operation of the postwar national-security state."--Jacket
Against Leviathan : government power and a free society by Robert Higgs( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is fundamentally wrong with government today? In Against Leviathan economist and historian Robert Higgs offers a critical analysis of government power." "This book combines an economists's analytical scrutiny, an historian's respect for the facts, and a refusal to accept the standard excuses and cruelties of government officialdom. Topics include such programs as Social Security, the paternalism of the FDA and the War on Drugs, the nature of political leadership, civil liberties and the conduct of the national surveillance state, and governmental responses to a continuing stream of "crisis," including domestic economic busts and foreign wars both hot and cold."--Jacket
Arms, politics, and the economy : historical and contemporary perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-thinking green : alternatives to environmental bureaucracy by Robert Higgs( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental quality has been a major public concern since the first Earth Day in 1970, yet the maze of environmental laws and regulations enacted since then has fostered huge government bureaucracies better known for waste and failure than for innovation and success. Can we do better than this failed environmental bureaucracy? The noted contributors to this volume answer with a resounding "yes."Re-Thinking Green exposes the myths that have contributed to failed environmental policies and proposes bold alternatives that recognize the power of incentives and the limitations of political and reg
Emergence of the modern political economy by Conference on Political Economy( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazardous to our health? : FDA regulation of health care products( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurgence of the warfare state : the crisis since 9/11 by Robert Higgs( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch for incompetence and moral blindness. Analyses of both wars and the crisis following 9/11 portray the conflicts as opportunities for special interests to entrench themselves in the U.S. government at the expense of U.S. citizens' civil liberties and tax dollars, and the lives of numerous Afghan and Iraqi non-combatants. Pulling no punches, this work holds George W. Bush and members of his cabinet accountable for acts that would have been prosecutable were the defendants in question not government entities
Opposing the crusader state : alternatives to global interventionism by Robert Higgs( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has rested on the assumption that Americans' interests are best served by active intervention abroad to secure markets for U.S. exports, to combat potential enemies far from American shores, or to engage in democratic nation building. Earlier, however, non-interventionism was widely considered more desirable and more consistent with the principles of the American Revolution. The authors argue for a return to these original American mores
The challenge of liberty : classical liberalism today by Robert Higgs( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for freedom has always been as much a battle of ideas as it is a popular struggle. Classical liberal pioneers such as John Locke and Adam Smith stressed the inherent worth of the individual, inalienable rights, and the benevolent consequences of the cooperative, peaceful pursuit of one's own happiness. These ideas became the intellectual scaffolding for much of the West's most fundamental institutions and achievements. Yet after its 19th-century high-water mark, classical liberalism lost much of its passion, focus, and popular support. Intellectual trends increasingly began to suppor
Neither liberty nor safety : fear, ideology, and the growth of government by Robert Higgs( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the United States, from the 19th century to present day, is included in this examination of the very foundations of unwarranted government intrusiveness that illuminates the two essential elements that have led to the expansion of the state's authoritythe ideology that the government should serve as a savior whenever people face threats to their well-being and the public fear that follows the perception of a large-scale threat to peace or prosperity. When these two factors operate simultaneously, people demand that the government take protective measures on their behalf. Hence, in an outburst of opportunism, the growth of government accelerates during the crisis, at the expense of liberty. Dr. Higgs's conclusion is undeniable: placing confidence in the government to function as savior or problem solver does not lead to the peace, prosperity, and safety that people crave. On the contrary, that misplaced confidence ultimately leads to tyranny and diminished securityin Benjamin Franklin's words, Neither liberty nor safety
Delusions of power : new explorations of the state, war, and economy by Robert Higgs( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a close look at the dense fabric that our government weaves between war, state power, and economics, this collection of essays reveals the growing authority—and corruption—of the American state. Covering topics from the Lyndon Johnson presidency to the provocatively titled article “military-economic fascism on the military-industrial-congressional complex, it argues that the U.S. government consistently exploits national crises and then invents timely rhetoric that limits the rights and liberties of all citizens for the benefit of the few, be they political leaders or various industrialists in the areas of defense and security. As its title suggests, this book presents a clear narrative of trends and events—from the United States' entry into World War II to the origins of income tax—causing individuals to question whether those in power are truly blind to the effects and causes of their policies
Taking a stand : reflections on life, liberty, and the economy by Robert Higgs( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book collects almost a hundred short pieces that Robert Higgs has written in recent years. The topics range widely, reflecting his varied interests and experience: Most of them may be described as analytical commentaries or observations. Most are substantive, dealing with definite actors and events, but a substantial number are more methodological, dealing with how various analysts have dealt with particular subjects or how analysts can, in my judgment, deal most effectively with certain subjects. A substantial number of them pertain to the nature and functioning of the state; many with the economy, both as a whole and in regard to sectors or specific aspects of its operation. One section pertains to commentaries on libertarianism, an ideology I have long embraced, though the precise nature of my (Higgs) embrace has changed over the years"--
Depression, war, and cold war : challenging the myths of conflict and prosperity by Robert Higgs( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding America's terrorist crisis : what should be done?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel of scholars discusses the threat of terrorism and what should be done. The panel also discusses the response of the American political establishment to terrorist threats
Understanding America's terrorist crisis : what should be done? : with Gore Vidal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel of scholars discusses the threat of terrorism and what should be done. The panel also discusses the response of the American political establishment to terrorist threats
Liberty, security, and the war on terrorism( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Crisis and leviathan : critical episodes in the growth of American government
Alternative Names
Higgs, R. 1944-

Robert Higgs Amerikaans econoom

Robert Higgs amerikansk ekonom

Robert Higgs amerikansk økonom

Robert Higgs economista statunitense

Хиггс, Роберт

Languages
English (165)

Covers
Competition and coercion : Blacks in the American economy, 1865-1914Depression, war, and cold war : studies in political economyAgainst Leviathan : government power and a free societyArms, politics, and the economy : historical and contemporary perspectivesRe-thinking green : alternatives to environmental bureaucracyHazardous to our health? : FDA regulation of health care productsResurgence of the warfare state : the crisis since 9/11Opposing the crusader state : alternatives to global interventionism