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The American IllnessEssays on the Rule of Law$
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F. H. Buckley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300175219

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300175219.001.0001

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The Legacy of Progressive Thought

The Legacy of Progressive Thought

Decline, Not Death, by A Thousand Cuts

(p.435) The Legacy of Progressive Thought
The American Illness

Richard A. Epstein

Yale University Press

This chapter sums up the causes of the American Illness and argues that the chief source of this problem lies in the expansion of direct regulation through the administrative state at the national, state, and local levels. It reviews the key features of the progressive mindset; the progressive policies that led to unwise increased taxation; free trade in the international arena; affliction of permititis at the federal and state levels; recent developments of the Obama health care legislation; and employment relations in public and private sectors.

Keywords:   American Illness, regulation, administrative state, progressive mindset, taxation, free trade, permititis, Obama, health care legislation, employment relations

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