|WHAT OTHERS SAY
About Ending Big SIS:
"Ending 'Big SIS' . . . is that rarest of books, the kind which tells you things you've long suspected about big government but had never systematically put together. . . . Whether the present is up to the task [of keeping the Republic] is an open question. . . . And there is no better guide for understanding it than James DeLong's book."
Belmont Club (PJMedia)
"Big SIS . . . is a non-fiction horror story, one that should outrage every reader. A reader must be impervious facts and logic if he gets very far into "Big SIS" without grasping the direness of America's present condition. . . . I am less sanguine than DeLong seems to be about the possible efficacy of his proposed counter-measures. The forces that DeLong describes in chapter 4 are likely to prove too strong to be defeated in gentlemanly fashion."
Politics & Prosperity
"I think [DeLong] is really on it here. I would like to write something to the effect that it was this [problem of special interests] that the "classical model of law" destroyed by progressive jurisprudence evolved to address and to some extent correct. Perhaps not an entirely original point, but very much a timely one."
"Big Sis treats the reader to Jim DeLong's historical and political brilliance applied to today's client state. . . . the author erases any question that . . .[our] system of government [is] diametrically opposed to the Founders' design of checks and balances. This fine book consistently leaps beyond the typical calls for reform, which are usually superficial, by explaining the assumptions and structures that facilitate today's Behemoth government."
Property Rights Foundation of America
"Jim DeLong is a national treasure
- a peerless thinker with a patriot's heart. Ending 'Big SIS' outlines the existential
struggle for the country's soul. The future of the Republic hangs in the balance,
and we ignore him at our peril." - Nick Schulz (Editor, The American):
is a bloated and obnoxious bully. In this superb volume Jim DeLong bracingly
documents her nastiness, and prescribes a strict regimen to improve her constitution." - Donald Boudreaux (Professor of Economics, George Mason University):
"A major contribution to understanding the reality of what is going on...powerful, well-written, and very important." - Carter Lord (Executive & Entrepreneur)
"A must read for everyone who wants to understand how private interests hijack government power for their own benefit and how the people can fight back." - Amazon commenter
About the author’s earlier book, Property Matters:
Included on the Modern Library 1998 Readers' List of 100 Best Non-Fiction
a keen eye toward institutional detail, he explores the philosophical, economic,
and constitutional justifications for private property. . . . His clear and incisive
prose reduces the costs of understanding government activities." - Richard Epstein (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York Univ. Law School)
how the erosion of rights to use one's property, usually in the name of some
greater good, has undermined both the civility and efficiency of modern life.
He writes with a fine pen and disciplined outrage." - William A. Niskanen (Late Chairman, Cato Institute)
the outrageous war against property owners being waged by arrogant bureaucrats
and their special interest allies. . . . a cautionary tale of government run
amok and a bold call to action." - David McIntosh (Former Member of Congress from IN)
"Mr. DeLong . . . aims
to convince his word-pushing neighbors that we all share a stake in safeguarding
property against arbitrary confiscation, even if we hold assets in less earthbound
forms, such as pensions, condos, and copyrights." - Walter Olson (Overlawyered) in the Wall St. Journal