The Bush Boom: What the Data Says about Our Misunderestimated Economy

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Within weeks of winning the Oval Office, President George W. Bush faced recession and economic upheaval. As the economy headed for a tailspin, he pursued an economic policy that included unprecedented tax cuts. What's the result of Bush's low-tax economic program? Jerry Bowyer confronts the critics and offers clear and convincing evidence that the Bush Administration fixed a broken economy, boosting the fastest economic turnaround since President Ronald Reagan.

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Overview

Within weeks of winning the Oval Office, President George W. Bush faced recession and economic upheaval. As the economy headed for a tailspin, he pursued an economic policy that included unprecedented tax cuts. What's the result of Bush's low-tax economic program? Jerry Bowyer confronts the critics and offers clear and convincing evidence that the Bush Administration fixed a broken economy, boosting the fastest economic turnaround since President Ronald Reagan.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594670879
  • Publisher: Xulon Press VA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 133
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword i
Introduction iii
Acknowledgments vi
1 The Clinton Boom/The Clinton Bust 1
The Wandering Eye of the New Investor Class 1
Partial Policies Mean Partial Recoveries 5
2 Taxes 8
The Blinder Leading the Blind 8
Dearth and Taxes 10
Taking It Personally 12
3 Money & Currencies 14
Greenspan's Monetary Mistake 14
The Economy Is in Recovery Now 18
Grading Greenspan on a Curve 22
4 Deregulation/Reregulation 24
Tech Meltdown 24
Take a Walk on the Supply Side 25
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places 26
Misleading Regulatory Signals 27
Supply-Side Irony 28
5 International Trade, War & Wealth 29
Not a Bad Trade 29
Rooting for Coalition Victory 30
Iraqi War Cost Comparison 31
6 Technology & Productivity 34
What About Productivity? 34
Moore's Law 35
Rethinking the Past and Future 36
7 Corporate Governance 37
Enron's Warning Signs 37
How Did They Do It? 38
The Board of Directors 39
Analyze This 39
8 Energy 41
S&P Beats Oil 41
Oil and War 43
Crude Thinking 44
9 Boogiemen 47
Doom-Of-The-Dollar Coverage 47
Does Enron Matter? 49
Will the Federal Government's Attempt to Fix the Problems Revealed in the Enron Scandal Crush the Bush Boom? 51
Will Consumer Debt Make for a Weak Recovery? 56
Dems and Deficits 57
Deficit Attention Disorder 58
Record Breaking, or Broken Record? 61
10 Entrepreneurship: The Next Big Thing Is Small 64
Venture Forth 64
Lies, Damn Lies and Unemployment Statistics 66
Appendixes 69
Publication Bibliography 126
Bibliography 128
About the Author 129
Index 131
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