Advice and dissent : why America suffers when economics and politics collide / Alan S. Blinder.
- First edition.
- New York : Basic Books, 2018. , ©2018
xii, 346 pages ; 25 cm
- Economics -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
Economics -- Political aspects.
Politics and government.
- Local subjects:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Money & Monetary Policy.
- 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.
- The lamppost theory of economic policy
Madison's curse meets Madison Avenue
The media are the messengers
Murphy's law of economic policy
Wanted: hard-headed but soft-hearted policies
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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Blinder, Alan S. Advice and dissent.
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