Spalding traces the roots of American progressives to German thinkers who believed in the "Administrative State." Here, government is controlled by administrators and "experts," rather than officials elected to represent the people. Spalding also notes that the Founders and the progressives differed in their view of the Constitution. Progressives believed in a "...
U.S. Welfare Spending, FY 1900 to FY 2012
May 25, 2012
This chart shows the growth of government spending on welfare from 1900 to 2012. Welfare spending especially accelerated after 2005.