Limiting the size of government serves the dual purposes of protecting individual freedom and promoting economic growth. Governments that are too big burden economies with excessive taxes and regulations.
- Downsizing the Federal Government
- Americans for Limited Government
- Milton Friedman makes the case for limited government (video)
- Cato research on limited government.
- James A Kahn, “Can we determine the optimal size of government?” Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity Development Briefing Paper no. 7, Cato Institute, September 14, 2011.
- Jason Richwine, Ph.D., “Same Worker, Higher Wages: A Study of Workers Who Switch from Private to Federal Employment,” Center for Data Analysis Report #11-02, Heritage Foundation, June 15, 2011.
- Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., “Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State,” 2011 Edition, Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Ryan Messmore, “Does Advocating Limited Government Mean Abandoning the Poor?” Backgrounder #2551, Heritage Foundation, May 4, 2011.
- Robert Moffit, “How to Roll Back the Administrative State,” Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper #1, Heritage Foundation, February 17, 2011.
- James Gattuso, Diane Katz, and Stephen Keen, “Red Tape Rising: Obama’s Torrent of New Regulation,” Backgrounder #2482, Heritage Foundation, October 26, 2010.
- John Samples, “Limiting Government: 1980-2010,” Cato Policy Report, March/April 2010.
- Gary Lawson, “Limited Government, Unlimited Administration: Is it Possible to Restore Constitutionalism?” First Principles Series Report #23, Heritage Foundation, January 27, 2009.