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To promote the general welfare : the case for big government

Author: Steven Conn
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lost in all the Tea Party rage and rhetoric is this simple fact: the federal government plays a central role in making our society function, and it always has. The essays in this volume explore the many ways government programs have improved the quality of life in America. From education, communication, and transportation to arts and culture, housing, finance, and public health, they explore how and why government
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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To promote the general welfare.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011053397
(OCoLC)768168279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Conn
ISBN: 9780199858545 0199858543 9781283848480 1283848481
OCLC Number: 820009817
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 233 pages)
Contents: Looking for government in all the wrong places / Brian Balogh --
Transportation and the uniting of the nation / Zachary M. Schrag --
Uncle Sam at the blackboard : the federal government and American education / Jonathan Zimmerman --
Banking on government / Elizabeth Tandy Shermer --
Helmets : government power and the promise for security / Kevin Boyle --
The right to a decent home / Thomas J. Sugrue --
Solving the nation's number one health problem(s) / Karen Kruse Thomas --
Culture for the people : how government has fostered the arts and culture / Steven Conn --
From Franklin to Facebook : the civic mandate for American communications / Richard R. John --
From endeavor to achievement and back again : government's greatest hits in peril --
Notes --
Contibutors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Conn.

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