The Conscience of a Liberal

The Conscience of a Liberal

by Paul Krugman

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Overview

This wholly original new work by the best-selling author of The Great Unraveling challenges America to reclaim the values that made it great.


With this major new volume, Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis. This book, written with Krugman's trademark ability to explain complex issues simply, will transform the debate about American social policy in much the same way as did John Kenneth Galbraith's deeply influential book, The Affluent Society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393060690
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 418,978
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years. A Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, he lives in New York City.

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