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The Resource The case for big government, Jeff Madrick ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

The case for big government, Jeff Madrick ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

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The case for big government
Title
The case for big government
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Jeff Madrick ; with a new preface by the author
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Madrick, Jeffrey G
LC call number
JK421
LC item number
.M328 2010eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
The Public Square book series
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  • Organizational effectiveness
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
Political conservatives have long believed that the best government is a small government. But if this were true, noted economist Jeff Madrick argues, the nation would not be experiencing stagnant wages, rising health care costs, increasing unemployment, and concentrations of wealth for a narrow elite. In this perceptive and eye-opening book, Madrick proves that an engaged government--a big government of high taxes and wise regulations--is necessary for the social and economic answers that Americans desperately need in changing times. He shows that the big governments of past eras fostered greatness and prosperity, while weak, laissez-faire governments marked periods of corruption and exploitation. The Case for Big Government considers whether the government can adjust its current policies and set the country right. Madrick explains why politics and economics should go hand in hand; why America benefits when the government actively nourishes economic growth; and why America must reject free market orthodoxy and adopt ambitious government-centered programs. He looks critically at today's politicians--at Republicans seeking to revive nineteenth-century principles, and at Democrats who are abandoning the pioneering efforts of the Great Society. Madrick paints a devastating portrait of the nation's declining social opportunities and how the economy has failed its workers. He looks critically at today's politicians and demonstrates that the government must correct itself to address these serious issues. A practical call to arms, The Case for Big Government asks for innovation, experimentation, and a willingness to fail. The book sets aside ideology and proposes bold steps to ensure the nation's vitality
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The case for big government, Jeff Madrick ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000483214
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unknown
Isbn
9780691146201
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(pbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000483214
Label
The case for big government, Jeff Madrick ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000483214
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691146201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000483214

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