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Land of Too Much American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty

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ISBN-10: 0674066529

ISBN-13: 9780674066526

Edition: 2012

Authors: Monica Prasad

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The Land of Too Much presents a simple but powerful hypothesis that addresses three questions: Why does the United States have more poverty than any other developed country? Why did it experience an attack on state intervention starting in the 1980s, known today as the neoliberal revolution? And why did it recently suffer the greatest economic meltdown in seventy-five years?Although the United States is often considered a liberal, laissez-faire state, Monica Prasad marshals convincing evidence to the contrary. Indeed, she argues that a strong tradition of government intervention undermined the development of a European-style welfare state. The demand-side theory of comparative political…    
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.49" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Explaining American State Intervention
The Farmers' Tour
Comparing Capitalisms
A Demand-Side Theory of Comparative Political Economy
The Agrarian Regulation of Taxation
The Non-History of National Sales Tax
The Land of Too Much
Progressive Taxation and the Welfare State
The Agrarian Regulation of Finance
American Adversarial Regulation
The Democratization of Credit
The Credit/Welfare State Trade-Off
Conclusion
American Mortgage Keynesianism: Summary and Policy Implications
Notes
References
Acknowledgments
Index