Has the Federal Government O’erleaped Its Constitutional Limits and Grown Too Big?

You be the judge. You may base your judgment in part on the information contained in the following e-mail message that I received this evening. I post it here in full.

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The Federal Grants and Loans Catalog is now available. This publication
contains more than 5000 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships,
grants and loans offered by the US federal government and foundations
across the United States.That is over 3000 pages of information !!!

Contents of the Catalog:

-Federal agency administering a program
-Authorization upon which a program is based
-Objectives and goals of a program
-Types of financial assistance offered under a program
-Uses and restrictions placed upon a program
-Eligibility requirements
-Application and award process
-Regulations, guidelines and literature relevant to a program
-Information contacts at the headquarters, regional, and local offices
-Programs that are related based upon program objectives and uses

Programs in the Catalog provide a wide range of benefits and services,
which have been grouped into 20 basic functional categories, and 176
subcategories that identify specific areas of interest. Listed below are
the 20 basic categories in which all programs have been grouped by
primary purpose.
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Consumer Protection
Cultural Affairs
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Employment, Labor and Training
Environmental Quality
Food and Nutrition
Income Security and Social Services
Information and Statistics
Law, Justice, and Legal Services
Natural Resources
Regional Development
Science and Technology

CD version: $69.95
Printed version: $149.95

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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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