The United States Since 1980.

Baker, Dean.

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Describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The Reagan administration policies had the effect of redistributing both before- and after-tax income upward, creating a situation in which the bulk of the economic gains over the last quarter century were directed to a small segment of the population. The analysis explains how both political parties have come largely to accept the main tenets of Reaganism, putting the United States on a path that is at odds with most of the rest of the world and is not sustainable.

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Description

This book, first published in 2007, describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries. The Reagan administration policies had the effect of redistributing both before- and after-tax income upward, creating a situation in which the bulk of the economic gains over the last quarter century were directed to a small segment of the population. The analysis explains how both political parties have come largely to accept the main tenets of Reaganism, putting the United States on a path that is at odds with most of the rest of the world and is not sustainable.

Book Details

Author Baker, Dean.
Format PB
Series Title The World Since 1980
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 290
Illustrations 15 tables
Publish Date 5/03/2007
Catalogue Feb18
Catalogue book number 116