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The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
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Oct 27, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: economics, history, non-fiction, politics
Read in October, 2008

I haven't fully decided if all the points that Professor Krugman makes are all valid - but his case is compelling.

His historical take on the past 80 years is outstanding - and his discussion on how the GOP got to where they are is, most likely, very much on point (and I hear that "Nixonland" is really going to expand on the issues just touched upon in this book.

Finally the rationale for universal health, a return to some of the policies of the great contraction (which was also the period of greatest US economic growth), and generally supporting progressive principles (safety nets, progressive taxing, better social services etc) all make sense morally and economically.

Everyone should read this book
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