The United States since 1980

The United States since 1980

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by Dean Baker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521860172

ISBN-13: 9780521860178

Pub. Date: 03/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This provocative book describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries. The Reagan administration

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This provocative book describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries. The Reagan administration policies had the effect of redistributing both before- and after-tax income upward, creating a situation in which the bulk of the economic gains over the last quarter century were directed to a small segment of the population. The analysis explains how both political parties have come largely to accept the main tenets of Reaganism, putting the United States on a path that is at odds with most of the rest of the world and is not sustainable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521860178
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
The World Since 1980 Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures and Tables     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Turning Away: The United States Breaks Ranks     1
Redistributing Income Upward: Freeing Some Trade, Protecting Some Workers     29
Setting the Scene: The United States in 1980     44
The Reagan Revolution: Running to the Right     60
The Reagan Revolution Becomes Institutionalized     100
The Republican Tidal Wave and the Clinton Boom     136
The Bush Administration and the War on Terrorism     168
The United States in 2005: The Impact of the Last Quarter Century     202
Epilogue: Different Directions, Missed Opportunities     237
Bibliography     245
Index     256

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The United States since 1980 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book truly makes you think. Its a wake up call for everyone who loves this country!