Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
Many of the candidates for president (McCain and Barr, especially) have said that they want to cut government, or to make it smaller. But what does that really mean? What could make smaller? What would Americans willingly do away with? In our first hour today, we'll ask, "Is less government a good thing?" Andrew Kohut, of the Pew Center for the People and the Press will join us, as will Paul Light, a professor of public service at New York University. What role do you think government should play in our lives?