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From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan's economic policy (Every citizen should read it, said The New YorkTimes): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that economic growth provides far more than material benefits. In clear-cut prose, Benjamin M. Friedman examines the political and social histories of the large Westerndemocracies-particularly of the United States since the Civil War-to demonstrate the fact that incomes on the rise lead to more open and democratic societies. He explains that growth, rather than simply a high standard of living, is key to effecting political and social liberalization in the third world, and shows that even the wealthiest of nations puts its democratic values at risk when income levelsstand still. Merely being rich is no protection against a turn toward rigidity and intolerance when a country's citizens lose the sense that they are getting ahead.With concrete policy suggestions for pursuinggrowth at home and promoting worldwide economic expansion, this volume is a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the effects of economic growth and globalization.

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Describes the benefits of widely distributed economic growth, including the creation and enhancement of democratic institutions, political stability, and the promotion of opportunity, exploring the role of economic growth in determining which nations will extend the broadest freedoms to their citizenry and arguing that we must aggressively promote global economic growth. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

About the Author

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy and former chairman of the department of economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1972. The author of several scholarly works; his first trade book, Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After, was awarded the George S. Eccles Prize, awarded annually by Columbia University for excellence in writing about economics. A former investment banker, he has consulted for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and individual Federal Reserve banks. He has worked with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the National Science Foundation Subcommittee on Economics, and the Congressional Budget Office. Professor Friedman has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Review of Books.

Table of Contents

I: Ideas, their origins, and their implications — What growth is, what growth does — Perspectives from the enlightenment and its roots — Crosscurrents: the age of improvement and beyond — Rising incomes, individual attitudes, and the politics of social change — II: Democracy in America — From Horatio Alger to William Jennings Bryan — From TR to FDR — Great depression, great exception — America to the postwar era — III: Other times, other places: the European democracies — Britain — France — Germany — IV: Development, equality, globalization, and the environment — Economics and politics in the developing world — Virtuous circles, vicious circles — Growth and equality — Growth and the environment — V: Looking forward — Economic policy and economic growth in America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773456
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Business & Economics : Economic History
Author:
Friedman, Benjamin M.
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economics - Comparative
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Income distribution
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060912
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
570

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