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Free market conservatism : a critique of theory and practice

Author: Edward J Nell
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge revivals.
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First published in 1984, this book carefully dissects and convincingly demonstrates that conservative economics is incoherent in theory and disastrous in practice. The three main schools of thought supporting "free-market" policies - supply side economics, monetarism and rational expectations - are examined in turn and each is found defective. Three case studies of conservative policy in action follow: Reagan's  Read more...
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Free market conservatism.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(OCoLC)430052138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Nell
ISBN: 9780203858257 0203858255
OCLC Number: 499080106
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Title01; Copyright01; Title02; Copyright02; Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction --
Capitalism as Gestalt: A Contrast of Visions; Part I: Theory; 2 Supply-Side Economics: Incentives and Disasters; 3 Monetarism: Conservative Policy and Monetary Theory; 4 Rational Expectations: Radical Assumptions and Conservative Conclusions; 5 Social Policy: Private Reactions to Public Decisions; Part II: Practice; 6 The Politics of Reaganomics; 7 Thatcherism: The Miracle That Never Happened; 8 Supply-Side Economics in a Small Economy: The Chilean Case.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: edited by Edward J. Nell.

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Demonstrates that conservative economics is incoherent in theory and disastrous in practice. This book examines the three main schools of thought supporting 'free-market' policies - supply side  Read more...

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