Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-371, 373) and index.
1: Recession -- File your unemployment electronically -- The ditch -- Let's make a deal -- Follow the money -- No, thank you -- 2: Recovery? -- Shovel-ready -- Recovery inaction -- One man's waste -- Cash for clunkers -- Jobs, jobs, jobs -- 3: Reinvestment -- The green economy -- "The carrot that feels like a stick" -- The shellacking -- Connected country -- Sputnik moment? -- Magic bullets?.
Traces the evolution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 while offering insight into its fiercely partisan supporters and detractors, explaining how the money was spent and what will be the most likely outcome.
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