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Why Does Government Keep Expanding?

By The Foundation for Economic Education. Originally published at ValueWalk.

The fact that the United States’ yearly deficit spending is set to soon top $1 trillion — an amount that is itself larger than most governments’ entire operating budget — might be an indicator that the federal government has gotten too large. No matter which party is in power, the federal government and its attendant spending never really ceases to grow. In school, we’re taught a rose-colored tale of selfless public servants righteously chosen by solemn, considering voters to go to Washington to diligently represent their constituency’s best interests. But is it true? Join James Harrigan and Antony Davies as they talk about this and more on this week’s episode of Words and Numbers.

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Antony Davies




Antony Davies

Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust.

He is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.

This article was originally published on FEE.org. Read the original article.

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