It started with the conservative economists whose powerful arguments against activist government had kept liberals on the defensive for years. Yet when Ronald Reagan brought conservatism to power, he brought with him supply-side economics. This simplistic program not only cured nothing, it left behind a $3 trillion bill.
Meanwhile, new work in economics suggested more activist roles for government. But the ideas have once again been hijacked en route to power, this time by Bill Clinton and the strategic traders. Their view of a U.S. economy locked in win-lose competition with other countries seems all too likely to be patent medicine as well.
This provocative book describes the strange things that happen to economic ideas on their way to power.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||W. W. Norton|
|Ano da edição||1995/04/01|