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Is Big Government Inevitable? Desirable? Necessary?

Let’s start with two basic facts: • Governments in all thriving, prosperous countries tax/spend 25–50% of those countries’ GDP (averaging around 40%). • Governments in non-prosperous countries — those that haven’t suffered a recent crash in the numerator/GDP — are all below that range. There is not a single thriving, prosperous country that does not […]

Steve Roth to write for Angry Bear

Steve Roth is a serial entrepreneur whose businesses have ranged from book and magazine publishing to high-tech professional conferences to corporate services. Steve’s publications include “Capital in the American Economy Since 1930: Kuznets Revisited,” an appendix to James Livingston’s Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul. That […]