The Conscience of A Liberal

The Conscience of A Liberal

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a work that weaves together a nuanced account of three generations of history with sharp political, social, and economic analysis. This book, written with Krugman's trademark ability to explain complex issues simply, will transform the debate about American social policy in much the same way as did John Kenneth Galbraith's deeply influential book, The Affluent Society.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2007
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: COMPACT DISC 339.22 K94c
Characteristics: 8 compact sound discs (9 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Random House Audio Publishing


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May 08, 2013

I am an admirer of Krugman, a Nobel Prize winning economist, and thought it was well worth reading this book. (Actually I listened to it.) As I've seen and heard Krugman on TV and radio, I kept expecting to hear the audiobook in his own voice, which is a little curt and sometimes cranky. Alas, it was not so. The content itself has a liberal bias, though he does back up his arguments with economic information. On the whole, however, I was hoping for a little more science and a little less opinion.

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