Is it Time for Civil Disobedience of Kludgeocratic Bureaucracy? | RealClearPolitics

Is there any way to reverse the trend toward ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might — might — work. But the chances are good enough, he says, that he’s written a book about it: “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”Murray has a track record of making seemingly outlandish proposals that turn out to be widely accepted public policy. His 1984 book “Losing Ground” recommended the radical step of abolishing all welfare payments. A dozen years later, the federal welfare reform act took a long step in that direction.Murray was prompted to write “By the People,” he says, when a friend who owns a small business was confronted by OSHA inspectors and had an experience similar to one recounted in Philip Howard’s “The Death of Common Sense.”

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