What Hath TR Wrought? aI donat think that any harm comes from the concentration of power in one manas hands.a aTheodore Roosevelt The notion that Theodore Roosevelt was one of Americaas greatest presidents is literally carved in stonearight up there on Mount Rushmore. But as historian Jim Powell shows in the refreshingly original Bully Boy, Rooseveltas toothy grin, outsized personality, colossal energy, and fascinating life story have obscured what he actually did as president. And what Roosevelt did severely damaged the United States. Until now, no historian has thoroughly rebutted the adulation so widely accorded to TR. Powell digs beneath the surface to expose the harm Roosevelt did to the country in his own era. More important, he examines the lasting consequences of Rooseveltas actionsathe legacies of big government, expanded presidential power, and foreign interventionism that plague us today. Bully Boy reveals: ac How Roosevelt, the celebrated atrust-buster, a actually promoted monopolies ac How this self-proclaimed champion of conservation caused untold environmental destruction ac How TR expanded presidential power and brought us big government ac How he heralded in the era of government regulation, handicapping employers, destroying jobs, and harming consumers ac How he established the dangerous precedent of pushing America into other peopleas wars even when our own national interests arenat at stake ac How this crusader for apure fooda launched loony campaigns against margarine, corn syrup, and Coca-Cola ac How Roosevelt inspired the campaign to enact a federal income tax that was supposedly a tax on the rich but became a peopleas tax Bully Boy is both a groundbreaking look at a pivotal time in Americaas history and a powerful explanation of how so many of our modern troubles began. From the Hardcover edition.An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vols. (1776; repr., Indianapolis: ... Stigler, George J. The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982). Storey, Moorfield, and Marcialanbsp;...
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