Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped, a treatise on our nation's economy and ever-growing government, raises countless questions about the trajectory of the United States' political environment. Tenured columnist W. Jim Antle focuses in particular on the past century's history of exponential government spending. Ken Maxon is a perfect performer and helps turn complicated policy and statistics into easily digestible content for any would-be policy wonk. Devouring Freedom is an insightful investigation into the bipartisan psychology that leads to big government.
No matter who wins the presidential election, nor which party takes control of the House or the Senate, Americans across the country are increasingly convinced that Washington is the problem. Even when a candidate promises cost cutting, fidelity to the Constitution, fearless independence from crony capitalism, or term limits, somehow candidates always seem to turn into politicians when they get into office. And politicians can’t be trusted.
In Devouring Freedom, popular columnist Jim Antle voices the question millions of Americans have begun to ask: Can big government ever be stopped? Antle examines the addiction both parties have to bigger spending, bigger government programs, bigger intrusion in our lives, and bigger dependency on the nanny state, as he exposes how an ever-expanding government inevitably leads to less prosperity, less independence, less ingenuity, less growth, and far less liberty.