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The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration’s open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule rather than the exception.

Mises on the managerial state: https://Mises.org/Bureaucracy
James Burnham’s The Managerial Revolution: https://Mises.org/Burnham
Bob Murphy Show Episode on the FBI: https://Mises.org/BMS92
Jonathan Turley on Trump being disqualified from office: https://Mises.org/HAP356-1

00:00 Introduction
01:14 Government Overreach: Nothing New
05:47 Is the Raid Just Political Theater?
17:27 The Managerial Class
26:59 Rogue Administrative Agencies
39:19 The Rule of Law