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Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

N. Scott Arnold


A major question for liberal polities is the proper scope of government. Liberalism has always favored limited government, but there has been wide-ranging dispute among liberals about just how extensive the scope of government should be. Included in this dispute are questions about the extent of state ownership of the means of production, redistribution of wealth and income through the tax code and transfer programs, and the extent of government regulation. Modern liberals have been favorably disposed toward a large role for government in all of these areas, whereas classical liberals have adv ... More

Keywords: modern liberalism, classical liberalism, regulation, public goods, role of government, regulatory regimes, small government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.001.0001


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N. Scott Arnold, author
University of Alabama
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