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eText: 
ISBN-13 9780205658350ISBN-10 0205658350
Print: 
ISBN-10 0-205-60079-4ISBN-13 978-0-205-60079-3
Author(s): Bryan D. Jones; Walter Williams
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 384
Description

This highly anticipated addition to the “Great Questions in Politics” series offers a provocative argument about the persistence of bad ideas in shaping American economic policy.  The result of a collaboration between political scientist Bryan D. Jones and policy expert Walter Williams, The Politics of Bad Ideas is indispensable reading for any study of American government, public policy, or economic and budgetary analysis. 

The Politics of Bad Ideas examines why, over the last quarter century, bad economic ideas -- such as cutting taxes without cutting spending -- have become so influential in shaping government policies.  Using in-depth research and trenchant political and economic analysis, the book explores why those bad ideas continue to survive despite overwhelming evidence that they in fact cause damage to the federal government’s long-term fiscal stability and the American economy.

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