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Why Federal Agencies Go Rogue

The Human Action Podcast

Tags Media and CultureMonetary PolicyPolitical Theory

08/12/2022Jeff DeistRobert P. Murphy

The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration's open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule rather than the exception. 

Jonathan Turley on Trump being disqualified from office: Mises.org/HAP356-1
Mises on the managerial state: Mises.org/Bureaucracy
James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution: Mises.org/Burnham
Bob Murphy Show Episode on the FBI: Mises.org/BMS92

 

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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Robert P. Murphy

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He is the author of numerous books: Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous Keynesian; Chaos Theory; Lessons for the Young Economist; Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action; The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism; Understanding Bitcoin (with Silas Barta), among others. He is also host of The Bob Murphy Show.

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