A Devil's Bargain In The Desert: Hoover Dam And The Coming Of The Leviathan State - Forbes
: " . . . the proliferation of regulations since the 1930s has made the great endeavors of Keynesian worship all but impossible. The Empire State Building went up in eighteen months and ended a competition for the title of “world’s tallest building.” By contrast, cutting through red tape and building anew at Ground Zero took a decade. In rare cases, an economic activity has unavoidable federal implications. Most other times, central planners are just indulging delusions of grandeur meant to expand government power
. Such Keynesian dreams of activist government and the realities of a suffocating regulatory state
are one and the same, the stuff of nightmares."
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