Ronald Reagan's call to action / by Charles D. Hobbs Hobbs, Charles D

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United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989.; Reagan, Ronald.; Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004.
  • Machine derived contents note: PART I THE PHILOSOPHY 15
  • The Individual 17
  • The basic freedoms-The danger of trying to achieve the
  • "greatest good for the greatest number"-Equal opportunity
  • -"Fulfillment of the liberal dream"-Security versus in-
  • dependence-The heart of realistic democracy
  • The Family 22
  • Responsibility for defining right and wrong-How govern-
  • ment destroys the family-The family and morality-True
  • social security-The duty of parents-Family night-Pre-
  • serving the family
  • An Orderly Society 28
  • Government controls the economy-Following England to
  • self-destruction-Our strength: concern for others-Cen-
  • tralizing government-The uncontrollable corporation-
  • Special interests-City life-Can the nation survive its
  • government and its cities?
  • Foreign Policy and National Defense '37
  • The protection of our citizens-MacArthur and Southeast
  • Asia-Vietnam and the Communist Master Plan-Toward
  • a workable international strategy-Lyndon Johnson reflects
  • on his advisors-The arms race-The Pueblo and the Maya-
  • quez-The effect of Watergate on foreign policy-A
  • national sense of duty
  • Inflation, Recession, and Government Spending 52
  • The seesaw to depression-Inflationary money-Forty years
  • of bureaucracy-The bureaucratic method-Controlling
  • taxes to control spending-The national debt-Unemploy-
  • ment and the "padded" recession-The need for candid
  • leaders and an informed people
  • Education 64
  • Why public education?-The deterioration of public edu-
  • cation-Educational development or political deviation?-
  • Federal intervention-The "cost is quality" myth-The
  • Serrano case-Public interest: public apathy-A govern-
  • ment monopoly in education-Indoctrination instead of
  • education-The teacher's ethic: how to think, not what to
  • think
  • Work 77
  • The changing concept of work-The need for education in
  • basic economics-The relationship between productivity and
  • impersonality-Carelessness overlooked-Big labor-Big
  • business: ready for an industrial homestead act-The in-
  • adequacy of unemployment statistics-The security of work
  • Health 89
  • Background to the "health care crisis"-Some socialized
  • medicine, and an alternative-Why collectivists peddle
  • socialized medicine-A different perspective on the "health
  • care crisis"-Malpractice-The Food and Drug Administra-
  • tion and a problem with sheepskin-The Food and Drug
  • Administration and vitamins-Catastrophic illness: a
  • specific problem for government-The examples of England
  • and Sweden-Nationalizing the crafts and professions-An
  • individual way to better health
  • Welfare 101
  • The source of the welfare mess-California welfare reform
  • -Paternalism breeds dependence-Compassion denied-
  • Burdening the economy with welfare-The need to educate
  • the people-Welfare and unemployment-Principles of a
  • sound welfare system-A "bottoms-up" approach to welfare
  • administration-What if?
  • Retirement Security 112
  • Social Security will soon be welfare-How Social Security
  • became insecure-Why federal employees don't care-
  • What Social Security does to people-Social Security must
  • be reformed and saved-But don't count on Congress
  • Crime and Justice 120
  • "Without regard for guilt or innoncence"-Rising crime in
  • an affluent society-Crime in the city-Random revolution
  • -Probation: another government failure-Effective gun
  • control-Capital punishment-How government breeds
  • crime-Judges
  • Land Use and The Environment 129
  • The constitutional right to property-How government
  • planners are rewriting the constitution-The speculator-
  • Confiscation through regulation-Total government control
  • of private property-An alternative-Perspective on the
  • environment-The automobile-The interdependence of
  • liberty and property
  • Politics and Public Morality 143
  • Professional politics-Watergate's helpers-Inconsistent
  • morality-The political parties-The Equal Rights Amend-
  • ment-Women's liberation-Government paternalism and
  • the instincts of the people
  • Democracy without Bureaucracy? 151
  • The essential reduction and decentralization of government
  • -The regional government scheme-Bureaucratic mentality
  • -The loss of personal involvement in government pro-
  • grams-Citizen soldiers-Limiting government growth
  • How Reagan Governed California 159
  • A chronicle of Reagan's efforts to apply principle to practice
  • in the nation's largest state.
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