No More Free Markets or Free Beer: The Progressive Era in Nebraska, 1900-1924


In this book, Burton W. Folsom Jr. studies the decline of laissez-faire by looking at the increased government regulation and new restrictions on individual liberty in one critical state: Nebraska. During the progressive era in Nebraska, the critics of laissez-faire promoted intervention in both economic and social life through the issues of railroad regulation and prohibition of alcoholic beverages. The state's major political leaders William Jennings Bryan, J. Sterling Morton, Gilbert Hitchcock, and George Norris had to ...

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