“Trust Us” traces the rise of American technocracy: governance by bureaucratic experts. Beginning in the early 20th century, “Trust Us” reveals how our leaders funneled power to unelected experts, who were convinced they could engineer solutions to all our nation’s problems. Not only did these experts fail to solve those problems, but in example after example, they caused irreversible damage to the country.
This is a true story of bureaucratic arrogance gone wild. What started as a few federal agencies has become today’s massive administrative state, a “fourth branch” of government that influences every aspect of our daily lives. From economics to housing to health, “Trust Us” reveals the strange origins and tragic consequences of expert rule.
Featuring interviews with Don Boudreaux, Martin Gurri, Roger Koppl, Kevin Portteus, Joseph Postell, Amity
Shlaes, and Steve Simpson.
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