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Author Jones, Bryan D

Title The politics of bad ideas : the great tax cut delusion and the decline of good government in America / Bryan D. Jones, Walter Williams

Publ Info New York : Pearson Longman, [2008]
 PC  HJ257.3 .J66 2008    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HJ257.3 .J66 2008    AVAILABLE
 URI  HJ257.3 J66 2008    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Great questions in politics series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The politics of bad ideas -- The tax cut theories -- Evaluating the claims -- Budgetary politics and the spending mind-set -- Institutions, rules, and politics -- Big government republicanism costs money -- Politics, economics, and tax theories -- The impacts of recent fiscal policies on America -- The rise and decline of reality-based policymaking in the Federal Government, 1945-2007 -- The role of institutions -- Why do bad ideas persist? -- Escaping the dead weight of bad ideas
LC subject Fiscal policy -- United States
Taxation -- United States
Budget deficits -- United States
Add Author Williams, Walter, 1932-
ISBN 9780205600793 (pbk.)
0205600794 (pbk.)