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  • Tax-funded Politics

    Edited by James T. Bennett

    The past two decades have seen the growth of well-coordinated networks of political activists who have managed to obtain hundreds of millions of taxpayers' dollars for political lobbying. Although federal regulations prohibit such activities, loopholes in the law allow these monies to be masked as…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

  • Homeland Security Scams

    By James T. Bennett

    A direct consequence of the War on Terror launched after the attacks of September 11, 2001 is an awareness of the need for homeland security. This war is being used to justify a huge expansion of government powers and spending, but funds allocated for homeland security are often for programs far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06

  • Mandate Madness

    How Congress Forces States and Localities to Do its Bidding and Pay for the Privilege

    Edited by James T. Bennett

    What do drivers' licenses that function as national ID cards, nationwide standardized tests for third graders, the late unlamented 55 mile per hour speed limit, the outlawing of the eighteen-year-old beer drinker, and the disappearing mechanical lever voting machine have in common? Each is the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30

  • Paid Patriotism?

    The Debate over Veterans' Benefits

    By James T. Bennett

    What does a nation owe its military veterans? Gratitude, esteem, land grants, medical care, pensions, higher education? Or is serving in the armed forces of one’s country an obligation to be undertaken without any expectation of compensation? If veterans are to receive government aid, should a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-14

  • Corporate Welfare

    Crony Capitalism That Enriches the Rich

    By James T. Bennett

    From the time of Alexander Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures" through the Great Depression, American towns and cities sought to lure footloose companies by offering lavish benefits. These ranged from taxpayer-financed factories, to tax exemptions, to outright gifts of money. This kind of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-30

  • Subsidizing Culture

    Taxpayer Enrichment of the Creative Class

    Edited by James T. Bennett

    In the American mind, state subsidization of writers and artists was long associated with monarchies and, in later years, socialist states. The support these regimes gave to intellectuals was understood to come with a cost, yet, beginning with the New Deal's Federal Writers', Art, and Theater…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30

  • Information Technology and the World of Work

    By Daphne Gottlieb Taras, James T. Bennett, Anthony M. Townsend

    Information technologies have become both a means and an end, transforming the workplace and how work is performed. This ongoing evolution in the work process has received extensive coverage but relatively little attention has been given to how changing technologies and work practices affect the…

    Paperback – 2004-06-30

  • The Future of Private Sector Unionism in the United States

    By James T. Bennett, Bruce E. Kaufman

    A study of the long-term decline of the labour movement in America, exploring the outlook for labour and unions in the 21st century. There are insights from contributors from a range of backgrounds - academic and non-academic, domestic and foreign, pro- and anti-union.…

    Paperback – 2002-02-19

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