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The Politics of Bad Ideas: The Great Tax Cut Delusion and the Decline of Good Government in America

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This highly anticipated addition to the "Great Questions in Politics" series offers a provocative argument about the persistence of bad ideas in shaping American economic policy. The result of a collaboration between political scientist Bryan D. Jones and economist Walter Williams, The Politics of Bad Ideas is indispensable reading for any study of American government, pub ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published November 16th 2007 by Longman Publishing Group
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This book by two professors of public policy convincingly demonstrates that supply-side economics and the policies pursued by Republicans and conservatives for the past 30 years have failed and in doing so have badly damaged the U.S. economy and society.
Using numerous graphs and charts the authors reach many surprising conclusions:
-- cutting taxes produces more government, not less. As they say, the programs funded can be those favored by liberals like social programs and welfare benefits and
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