The Case for Big Government: The Case Americans Don’t Want to Hear

Mark Kuperberg


Although America was founded on the principle of limited government, it was established when all existing governments were tyrannical to a large degree. It is time for us to rise above the circumstances of our birth. Today, our society faces many problems, including:

1) Rising economic inequality
2) Increased competition from large emerging economies in a globalized trading system
3) Pollution and climate change.

All will require bigger government for their solutions.

Professor of Economics Mark Kuperberg, who joined Swarthmore’s faculty in 1977, teaches popular courses on macroeconomics. His main areas of interest also include public finance and law and economics.