The Public Interest

Inside the “Administrative Crisis”

Jeremy Rabkin

Summer 1979

THIS book invites us to ponder “the failure of the Federal administrative agencies to still the recurrent sense of crisis with respect to their legitimacy.” In Freedmans view, recent concerns about these regulatory authorities have actually fed on a complex of doubts and suspicions that have troubled the American public since the early years of this century. The real concern in this book, however, is not to analyze public doubt about administrative action, but to counter it.

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