Conscience of a Liberal Reclaiming America from the Right

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ISBN-13: 9780393060690
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Description: This wholly original new work by the best-selling author ofThe Great Unravelingchallenges America to reclaim the values that made it great. With this major new volume, Paul Krugman, "the heir apparent to Galbraith" (Alan Blinder) and, today's most  More...

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List price: $25.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This wholly original new work by the best-selling author ofThe Great Unravelingchallenges America to reclaim the values that made it great. With this major new volume, Paul Krugman, "the heir apparent to Galbraith" (Alan Blinder) and, 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.

Paul Krugman was born on February 28, 1953. He received a B.S. in economics from Yale University in 1974 and a Ph.D from MIT in 1977. From 1982 to 1983, he worked at the Reagan White House as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He taught at numerous universities including Yale University, MIT, UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Stanford University before becoming a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University in 2000. He has written over 200 scholarly papers and 20 books including Peddling Prosperity; International Economics: Theory and Policy; The Great Unraveling; and The Conscience of a Liberal. Since 2000, he has written a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. He received the 1991 John Bates Clark Medal and the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His title End This Depression Now! made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

The Way We Were
The Long Gilded Age
The Great Compression
The Politics of the Welfare State
The Sixties: A Troubled Prosperity
Movement Conservatism
The Great Divergence
The Politics of Inequality
Weapons of Mass Distraction
The New Politics of Equality
The Health Care Imperative
Confronting Inequality
The Conscience of a Liberal
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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