Book Discussion on Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America\'s Families

Joel Miller talked about his book Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America’s Families, Finances, and Freedom (And… read more

Joel Miller talked about his book Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America’s Families, Finances, and Freedom (And Limits the Pursuit of Happiness), published by Nelson Current. The book gives data on how the federal government grows each year as taxes rise and regulations accumulate while the quality of life suffers. The author warned of big government’s measurable negative impact on the lives of ordinary Americans, saying that excessive government reduces family income, drives up the cost of housing and health care, hurts employment, and stifles vital marketplace creativity and innovation. He was joined by journalist Jonathan Rauchin for a discussion moderated by Stephen Slivinski. They responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

Jonathan Rauch is the author of Government’s End: Why Washington Stopped Working, published by PublicAffairs. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America\'s Families

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 2006
Last Aired:
Mar 26, 2006

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  • Feb 12, 2006 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2006 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2006 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 26, 2006 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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