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In this long-awaited work, award-winning economist and columnist Paul Krugman challenges us to take on George Bush and the radical right. Drawing from his New York Times
columns, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, and how fiscal responsibility collapsed. Krugman asks how it was possible for a country with so much going for it to head downhill so fast and finds the answer in the agenda of the Bush Administration.
Krugman began writing his New York Times column in 2000, demonstrating that he is one of the most well-informed and trenchant commentators in America. From his account of the secret history of the California energy crisis to his devastating dissections of the Bush Administrations dishonesty on everything from tax cuts to the war on terrorism, Krugman tells the uncomfortable truth about how the United States lost its way amid economic disappointment, bad leadership, and deceit. This unprecedented work of social and political history sets the first years of the Twenty-first Century in a stark, new light.
In this long-awaited audiobook containing some of Krugman's most influential columns along with new commentary, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled. Abridged. 5 CDs.
About the Author
Paul Krugman writes a twice-weekly column for the op-ed page of The New York Times.
A winner of the John Bates Clark medal for the best American economist under 40, he teaches at Princeton University.
Paul Krugman writes a twice-weekly column for the op-ed page of The New York Times. A winner of the John Bates Clark medal for the best American economist under 40, he teaches at Princeton University.