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'“Garry explodes the most treasured myth of the behemoth of modern American government—that whatever stray inefficiencies it may display, it at least benefits the poor. Not so, he lucidly shows. Contrary to the rhetoric that has advanced the expansion of government, the most egalitarian antipoverty program we could have is a drastic reduction in the size of government.” —Matthew J. Franck, director of the Witherspoon Institute’s Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution “Garry provides a clear-eyed analysis of the myriad ways in which government programs designed to help the poor and struggling actually do far more harm than good. Both compelling and compassionate, The False Promise of Big Government offers a searing indictment of our current War on Poverty. One cannot read this book without believing that we can do better.” —Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute “In this important and timely book, Patrick Garry shows that despite the persistence of faith in bigger government and more regulation to help the ‘little guy,’ it is typically the rich that reap the benefits of big government. Anyone interested in understanding how big government really works needs to read this book.” —Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School “In this bold and brilliant book, Garry takes on our overgrown government in the terms of its defenders: he systematically demolishes the argument that a larger government better serves the poor and vulnerable. It is simply essential reading.” —Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs'
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute