Advocates of limited government face perilous times. The pendulum is swinging strongly toward state intervention in the economy, and there are many indications that this interference is making the economy worse, not better. Further, the "perfect storm" of a financial crisis, global recession and growing government budget deficits has left many of us with more questions than answers.
What precipitated the financial crisis? What does it mean for government budgets? What policies should we pursue moving forward? Articles in this issue explore these important topics and more:
- The Source of the Financial Crisis: Too Much Government in the Game
- How Much Have We Spent on Bailouts?
- Closing Growing Budget Shortfalls through Spending Reforms, Privatization
- Stimulus in the Spotlight: All Infrastructure Spending Is Not Created Equally
- Impact of the Financial Crisis on Local Governments (Interview with Former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler)
Other articles include: Vital Infrastructure, or 'Tennis Courts to Nowhere'?; Outlook for Private Infrastructure Investment Remains Strong; Chicago Nets $1.1 Billion in Parking Meter Privatization; Privatization Briefs; and Who, What, Where.