How Much Can the Government Do?
Galbraith argued that past federal programs have been successful and that the U.S. government should focus on creating more programs to pursue broad social goals ... When you’re focused on achieving a certain goal, you can eliminate poverty.
Classical Theory of Government and the Social Contract; Democracy
These institutions are formalized in government. We begin a brief series of lectures on political economy. We first summarize the classical theory of government, then contrast three ... totalitarian tradition. The "Social Contract" is the agreement our ...
Secrets of the right-wing brain: New study proves it — conservatives see a different, hostile world
In political theory terms, Buck related this back to the distinction between how the conservative Hobbes and the liberal Lock conceived of the state of nature, and the social contract ... of the divine right of kings. However: In contrast, John Locke ...
Liberalism’s (Un)Limited Government
What happened to limited government, you might ask ... of inalienable Rights. Characteristically, “limited government” is contrasted to a government based upon “divine right of Kings,” which Wikipedia describes as a theory in which monarchy ...
What’s Your Theory of America’s Decline?
Frank Rich has a big piece out about the declinist vogue in America right now. This being Frank Rich, you can’t take much ... This has moral, religious, social, and economic effects. This is my theory of American decline. Yours? I’m far less ...