The Politics of Bad Ideas: The Great Tax Cut Delusion and the Decline of Good Government in America / Edition 1

The Politics of Bad Ideas: The Great Tax Cut Delusion and the Decline of Good Government in America / Edition 1

by Bryan Jones, Walter Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205600794

ISBN-13: 9780205600793

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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, public policy, or economic and budgetary analysis. The Politics of Bad Ideas examines why, over the last quarter century, bad economic ideas — such as cutting taxes without cutting spending — have become so influential in shaping government policies. Using in-depth research and trenchant political and economic analysis, the book explores why those bad ideas continue to survive despite overwhelming evidence that they in fact cause damage to the federal government's long-term fiscal stability and the American economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205600793
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Great Questions in Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: The Politics of Bad Ideas Chapter 2: The Tax Cut Theories Chapter 3: Evaluating the Claims Chapter 4: Budgetary Politics and the Spending Mind-Set Chapter 5: Institutions, Rules, and Politics Chapter 6: Big Government Republicanism Costs Money Chapter 7: Politics, Economics, and Tax Theories Chapter 8: The Impacts of Recent Fiscal Policies on America Chapter 9: The Rise and Decline of Reality-Based Policymaking in the Federal Government, 1945-2006 Chapter 10: The Role of Institutions Chapter 11: Why Do Bad Ideas Persist? Chapter 12: Escaping the Dead Weight of Bad Ideas Appendix

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