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Federal Bureaucracy Books

Alfred Kahn, Lessons from Deregulation: Telecommunications and Airlines after the Crunch (2004)

Alfred Kahn, Cornell economics professor and former head of the Civil Aeronautics Board, was an early champion of airline deregulation. Despite the industry's recent struggles, he still insists that it was the right course of action in this new book. It's not the easiest read, but if you support deregulation, you will enjoy this book.

Robert Collin, The Environmental Protection Agency: Cleaning Up America's Act (2005)

Aimed at high school students, this textbook-like study of the Environmental Protection Agency is part of Greenwood Press' Understanding Our Government Series. A nuts-and-bolts review of the agency, its history, and its structure is followed by an examination of major environmental episodes such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Three Mile Island.

James Harvey Young, Pure Food: Securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906 (1989)

The federal government's extensive role in protecting American consumers from unsafe goods began with the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. The campaign for the law and the resistance to it are well documented in this book.

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