Synopses & Reviews
Dependent on D.C.
raises serious concerns about the future of liberty in America and proves beyond a doubt that the growth of dependence on government in the past seventy years has not been accidental, that its creation has been bipartisan, and that it is accelerating. Twight shows how growing federal power--driven by legislation, validated by Supreme Court decisions, and accelerated by presidential ambition--has eroded the rule of law in our nation, leaving almost no activity that the central government cannot at its discretion regulate, manipulate, or prohibit. Dependent on D.C.
shows why Americans have not resistedthis expansion of federal power. In these uncertain times, Dependent on D.C.
book Americans need to read when thinking about the future of their individual liberty.
About the Author
Charlotte A. Twight holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in economics. She is a professor of economics at Boise State University and a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She previously served as an Executive Editor of the Washington Law Review and programmed computers for the U.S. Navy.
Table of Contents
The Evolution of Dependence * The Universal Tactic * Social Security: Guaranteeing Dependence of the Elderly * Income Tax Withholding: The Infrastructure of Dependence * Public Education: Imprinting the Next Generation * Health Care Controls: Exploiting Human Vulnerability * Systematic Federal Surveillance of Ordinary Americans * Evisceration of the Rule of Law * Designing Dependence, Acquiring Control