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Peddling prosperity : economic sense and nonsense in the age of diminished expectations

Author: Paul R Krugman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 1995 ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The past twenty years have been an era of economic disappointment in the United States. They have also been a time of intense economic debate, as rival ideologies contend for policy influence. Above all, they have been the age of the policy entrepreneur - the economic snake-oil salesman, right or left, who offers easy answers to hard problems. It started with the conservative economists - Milton Friedman at their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Krugman
ISBN: 0393036022 9780393036022 0393312925 9780393312928
OCLC Number: 28585102
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Looking for Magicians --
part. I. The Rise of Conservative Economics. 1. The Attack on Keynes. 2. Taxes, Regulation, and Growth. 3. The Supply-Siders --
part. II. Conservatives in Power. 4. Growth. 5. Income Distribution. 6. The Budget Deficit. 7. Conservatives Abroad --
part. III. The Pendulum Swings. 8. In the Long Run Keynes Is Still Alive. 9. The Economics of QWERTY. 10. The Strategic Traders --
Appendix to Chapter 10: Productivity and Competitiveness.
Other Titles: Economic sense and nonsense in the age of diminished expectations
Responsibility: Paul Krugman.
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