Peddling Prosperity

Peddling Prosperity : Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations

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This wonderfully received book finds him in top form, observing the years he's dubbed "the age of diminished expectations." 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. But strange things have happened to economic ideas on their way to power: they've been hijacked by policy entrepreneurs-economic snake-oil salesmen, right or left, who offer easy answers to hard problems. Supply-siders rose to power with Ronald Reagan and not only cured nothing but left behind a $3 trillion debt. Krugman finds an unhappy parallel in those who shape policy within the Clinton administration.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 23mm | 289g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0393312925
  • 9780393312928
  • 407,072

About Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years. A Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, he lives in New York City.
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