“Leviathan by proxy,” how the size/power of the federal government expands without expanding

11 Feb


Professor John Dilulio explains how the federal government has expanded without expanding the size of its personnel.  That is, it has expanded its size and scope and power through proxies (non-profits, contractors, state/local agencies).  Doing this allows the supporters of centralization to mask the true extent of that centralization over time (the federal bureaucracy stays small but the number of federal proxies explode).  Here’s a podcast with Dilulio on that topic (based on his new book):

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