Ending 'BIG SIS'
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by James V. DeLong

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Links to the references in Ending ‘Big SIS’
Railroads: Their Origins and Problems (1878)

Adams, Jr., Charles Francis
The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier (2004)
Anderson, Terry L. & Hill, Peter J.
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration (1997)
Axelrod, Robert
The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition (1984)

Axelrod, Robert
The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideolog (1978)

Banning, Lance
The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic (1995)
Banning, Lance
Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2004)
Barnett, Randy E.
The Law (1850)


Bastiat, Frederic
Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context (2006)
Bell, Daniel
Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind The Global Warming Hoax (2011)
Bell, Larry
Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877
Bensel, Franklin (1990, 1994)
The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900
Bensel, Franklin (2000)
Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture
Bowman, James (2008)
The Anatomy of Revolution
Brinton, Crane (1939, 1956).
Stealing from Each Other: How the Welfare State Robs Americans of Money and Spirit
Browning, Edgar K. (2008)
The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's FutureBrooks, Arthur (2010).
The Road To Reunion 1865 1900Buck, Paul (1938). Are You Tough Enough?Burford, Anne M. (1986).
A Disquisition on Government and Selections from the DiscourseCalhoun, John C. (1853, 1953) Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union BossesCarney, Timothy B. (2009)
Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of AmericaCarp, Benjamin (2010). The Railroads: The Nation's First Big BusinessChandler, Jr., Alfred P.(1965).
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American BusinessChandler, Jr., Alfred P. (1977). Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into InsidersCoburn, MD, Tom A. (2003)
The Credit Mobilier of America: Its Origin and HistoryCrawford, James B. (1880) Out of Bounds and Out of Control: Regulatory Enforcement at the EPADeLong, James V. (2002)
Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault--And Why You Should CareDeLong, James V. (1997) The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere ElseDe Soto, Hernando (2000)
The Other Path: The Economic Answer to TerrorismDe Soto, Hernando (2002) The Return of the Great DepressionDay, Vox (2009)
Death by Liberalism: The Fatal Outcome of Well-Meaning Liberal PoliciesDunn, J. R. (2011). Downsizing the Federal GovernmentEdwards, Chris (2005)
Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of LawEpstein, Richard (2011) How Progressives Rewrote the ConstitutionEpstein, Richard (2006)
Simple Rules for a Complex WorldEpstein, Richard (1995) Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent DomainEpstein, Richard (1985)
Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of YouMurray, Iain (2011) Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human HistoryNorth, Douglass C.; Wallis, John Joseph; Weingast, Barry R. (2009)
The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of GroupsOlson, Mancur (1965). The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social RigiditiesOlson, Mancur (1982)
Government's End: Why Washington Stopped WorkingRauch, Jonathan (1999) An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other GoliathsReynolds, Glenn (2006).
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionShlaes, Amity (2008). Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the InnocentSilverglate, Harvey (2009, 2011)
The Best Men: Liberal Reformers in the Gilded AgeSproat, John G. (1968). Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican RevolutionTanner, Michael D. (2007)
Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)Vorenberg, Michael (2001) Whatever Possessed the President?: Academic Experts and Presidential Policy, 1960-1988Wood, Robert C. (1993).

The Great Betrayal: (La trahison les clercs)
Benda, Julien (1928).

Sectionalism and American Political Development, 1880-1980
Bensel, Franklin (1987)

American Reconstruction 1865-1870 and the Impeachment of President JohnsonClemenceau, Georges (1928)

Laissez Faire and the General Welfare State: A Study of Conflict in American Thought, 1865-1901Fine, Sidney (1956, 1964)

Altgeld's America (Quadrangle paperbacks)Ginger, Ray (1958)

The Precautionary Principle: A Critical Appraisal of Environmental Risk AssessmentGoklany, Indur M. (2001)

Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890Goodrich, Carter (1960)

An Audit of America (A Summary of Recent Economic Changes in the United States)Hunt, Edward Eyre (1930)

The End of Liberalism: Ideology, Policy, and the Crisis of Public AuthorityLowi, Theodore (1969).

The First New DealMoley, Raymond (1966).

Reaganomics: An Insider's Account of the Policies and the PeopleNiskanen, William (1988)

Demosclerosis:: The Silent Killer of American GovernmentRauch, Jonathan (1994)

Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890Woodrich, Carter (1960)


Storming the CastleFernandez, Richard. (2011)

Splendid Failure: Postwar Reconstruction in the American South (American Ways Series)Fitzgerald, Michael W. (2007)

The Night the Old Regime EndedFitzsimmons, Michael P. (1998)

The Roosevelt MythFlynn, John T. (1948, 1998)

The Constitution Besieged: The Rise & Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers JurisprudenceGillman, Howard (1993, 1995)

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of MeaningGoldberg, Jonah (2008)

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American MindGroseclose, Tim (2011)

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle ClassHacker, Jacob S. & Pierson, Paul (2011)

The Federalist: A Commentary On The Constitution Of The United States (1788, 1937)Hamilton, Alexander; Madison, James; Jay, John

Commonwealth: A Study of the Role of Government in the American Economy: Massachusetts, 1774-1861 (Belknap Press)Handlin, Oscar & Handlin, Mary Flug (1947, 1969)

The Next American Civil War: The Populist Revolt Against the Liberal EliteHarris, Lee (2010)

The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek) Ronald Hamowy, (ed.) (1960, 2011)

Depression, War, and Cold War: Challenging the Myths of Conflict and Prosperity (Independent Studies in Political Economy)Higgs, Robert (2006)

Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-century America (Issues in Policy History)John, Richard R. (ed.) (2006)

Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders' ConstitutionJohnson, Calvin H. (2005)

So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government (Vintage)Kaiser, Robert G. (2010)

The Transatlantic Persuasion: The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of GladstoneKelley, Robert Lloyd (1969)

America's Three Regimes: A New Political HistoryKeller, Morton (2007).

From Poverty to Prosperity Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities & the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity [HC,2009]Kling, Arnold & Schulz, Nick (2009).

Railroads and Regulation: 1877-1916Kolko, Gabriel (1965)

Triumph of ConservatismKolko, Gabriel (1963, 1977)

Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment (Modern Library Chronicles)Kotkin, Stephen (2009)

The Uncivil War: How a New Elite is Destroying Our DemocracyLebedoff, David (2004)

Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop ItLessig, Lawrence (2011)

My Story Of The War: The Civil War Memoirs Of The Famous Nurse, Relief Organizer, And SuffragetteLivermore, Mary A. (1888, 1995)

Timely Renewed: Amendments to Restore the American ConstitutionLucas, James W. (2010)

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of IndependenceMaier, Pauline (1997)

From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776Maier, Pauline (1991)

Ratification: Americans Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788Maier, Pauline (2010).

A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia Before the Civil War (Studies in Economic History and Policy)Majewski, John A. (2000)

The New New Left: How American Politics Works TodayMalanga Steven (2005)

Biz-War and the Out-of-Power Elite: The Progressive-Left Attack on the CorporationManheim Jarol B. (2004)

Liberty of Contract: Rediscovering a Lost Constitutional RightMayer, David N. (2011)

Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the ConstitutionMcDonald, Forrest (1985)

Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the FreedmenMcFeely, William (1968, 1994)

Garbage In The Cities: Refuse Reform and the Environment (Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ)Melosi, Martin (1981, 2005)

Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British Parliament on the Colonial Stamp Act (1764-1765) to the Debates in Congress At the ... Administration (1912-1913) (V.11 ) (1913)Miller, Marion Mills (1915)

Power And Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist DictatorshipsOlson, Mancur (2000)

Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (O'Rourke, P. J.)O'Rourke, P.J. (1991)

Prisoner's DilemmaPoundstone, William (1992)

FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great DepressionPowell, Jim (2003)

Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern ProspectRahe, Paul (2009)

Mad As Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party SystemRasmussen, Scott & Schoen, Douglas (2010)

Micromotives and MacrobehaviorSchelling, Thomas C. (1978, 2006)

The Strategy of ConflictSchelling, Thomas C. (1960, 1980)

Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism that Would Send the Rest of Us to PrisonSchweizer, Peter. (2011)

Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of PossibilityShellenberger, Michael & Nordhaus, Ted (2007)

Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government FailureSimmons, Randy (rev. ed) (2011)

The Reconstruction PresidentsSimpson, Brooks D. (1998)

Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance ReformSmith, Bradley M. (2001)

Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA is Ruining American IndustryTrzupek Rich (2011)

The New Constitutional OrderTushnet, Mark (2003)

Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America, 1840-1920Usselman, Steven W. (2002)

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition)Zakaria, Fareed. The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (2003)


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