A. Barton Hinkle on How Special-Interest Laws Fuel Big Government


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Now that the government shutdown and debt-ceiling crisis have passed, the federal government can get back to the work for which it was created: sending kids to Disney World, providing cash handouts to farmers, and funding NEA studies on how choral music affects the "attitudes/moods" of juvenile delinquents. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, if you want to understand how our government became such a behemoth, just follow the special-interest legislation.