The Resource The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too, James K. Galbraith

The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too, James K. Galbraith

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The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too
Title
The predator state
Title remainder
how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too
Statement of responsibility
James K. Galbraith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The cult of the free market has dominated economic policy-talk since the Reagan revolution. Tax cuts and small government, monetarism, balanced budgets, deregulation, and free trade are the core elements of a dogma so successful that even many liberals accept it. Meanwhile, conservatives like George W. Bush have abandoned it, and the Reagan true believers have abandoned Bush. Here, James K. Galbraith, the iconoclastic economist, dissects the remains of Reaganism and shows how Bush and company had no choice except to dump them. He then explores the true nature of the Bush regime: a "corporate republic," bringing the mentality of big business to public life, and a predator state, intent not on reducing government but rather on diverting public cash into private hands. The real problems and challenges--inequality, climate change, the infrastructure deficit, the subprime crisis--cannot be solved by free markets. They will be solved only with planning, standards and other policies that transcend and even transform markets.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Galbraith, James K
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HB95
LC item number
.G35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free enterprise
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Libéralisme économique
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • USA
  • USA
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The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too, James K. Galbraith
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Whatever happened to the conservatives? -- The freedom to shop -- Tax cuts and the marvelous market of the mind -- Uncle Milton's war -- The impossible dream of budget balance -- There is no such thing as free trade -- What the rise of inequality is really about -- The enduring new deal -- The corporate crisis -- The rise of the predator state -- The inadequacy of making markets work -- The need for planning -- The case for standards -- Paying for it
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036805497
Label
The predator state : how conservatives abandoned the free market and why liberals should too, James K. Galbraith
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Whatever happened to the conservatives? -- The freedom to shop -- Tax cuts and the marvelous market of the mind -- Uncle Milton's war -- The impossible dream of budget balance -- There is no such thing as free trade -- What the rise of inequality is really about -- The enduring new deal -- The corporate crisis -- The rise of the predator state -- The inadequacy of making markets work -- The need for planning -- The case for standards -- Paying for it
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036805497

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