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Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide

Alan S. Blinder
Format
Book
Published
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780465094172, 0465094171
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.
Description
xii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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