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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 39 of Robert Higgs’s September 1998 essay “The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal” as this essay is reprinted as Chapter 4 of the superb 2004 collection of some of Bob’s essays, Against Leviathan:

The legacy of the New Deal was, more than anything else, a matter of ideological change. Henceforth, nearly everyone would look to the federal government for solutions to problems great and small, real and imagined, personal as well as social. After the 1930s, the opponents of a proposed federal program might object to its structure, its personnel, or its cost, but hardly anyone objected on the grounds that the program was by its very nature improper to undertake at the federal level of government.

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