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Author Krugman, Paul R.

Title The conscience of a liberal / Paul Krugman.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.973 K939c 2007    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  330.973 K94    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 296 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-284) and index.
Summary Today's most widely read economist challenges America to reclaim the values that made it great. Here he studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has woven together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis. This book, written with Krugman's trademark ability to explain complex issues simply, may transform the debate about American social policy.--From publisher description.
Contents The way we were -- The long Gilded Age -- The great compression -- The politics of the welfare state -- The sixties : a troubled prosperity -- Movement conservatism -- The great divergence -- The politics of inequality -- Weapons of mass distraction -- The new politics of equality -- The health care imperative -- Confronting inequality -- The conscience of a liberal -- Notes -- Acknowledgments --Index.
Subject Income distribution -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
Equality -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.
ISBN 0393060691 (hardcover)
9780393060690 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000042186067
NZ1 11541137

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