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Advice and dissent : why America suffers when economics and politics collide / Alan S. Blinder.

Author/Creator:
Blinder, Alan S., author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 346 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Economics -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
Economic history
Economic policy
Economics -- Political aspects.
Politics and government.
United States
Local subjects:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Money & Monetary Policy.
Summary:
Argues that there is a cultural divide between economists and politicians that results in bad economic policy, with politicians using economic advice to bolster pre-conceived notions, and economists failing to take short-term human costs into account when focusing on long-term economic efficiency.
Contents:
The lamppost theory of economic policy
Clashing civilizations
Lost horizons?
Madison's curse meets Madison Avenue
The media are the messengers
Murphy's law of economic policy
Wanted: hard-headed but soft-hearted policies
Trade disagreements
With liberty and inequality for all?
The political quicksand of tax reform
Toward remedies: moving the needle
Toward remedies: moving the line
Last word: on bridging the gap.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Blinder, Alan S. Advice and dissent.
ISBN:
9780465094172
0465094171
OCLC:
1011555141
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