Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 20, 1998 - Political Science - 254 pages
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Drawing from their experience as government insiders, George P. Shultz and Kenneth W. Dam show how economic policy is shaped at the highest levels of government. They reveal the interconnections between economic, social, and international policy, covering issues such as the advocacy system and the role of the individual in shaping policy. A new chapter, 'A Changed World,' explores the various influences of our increasingly global economy on economic strategy. With rare candor, authority and breadth of vision, Shultz and Dam have produced a brilliant introduction to economic policy, its principles, and practice.

"A model of brevity and lucidity . . . [Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines] incorporates a unique and rewarding blend of economic reasoning with a high level of political awareness . . . enriched by the wide personal experience in government of the authors."—Albert T. Sommers, Across the Board

"[Shultz and Dam] help foreign readers to understand why the world looks so different from Washington. . . . This book should provide the model."—The Economist

"A wise and valuable book showing great insight into the realities of economic policy making."—Henry A. Kissinger

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User Review  - K. Euler - Goodreads

Though a bit dated and the added chapter adds little modern revision, it explains some basic positions well with clear historical examples as illustration. Read full review

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User Review  - Ammon - Goodreads

Fascinating and surprisingly reasonable for a bunch of Republicans (although, granted this was when Republicans actually stood for fiscal responsibility along with a heady dose of corporate patronage. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Shultz has held four cabinet posts, including Secretary of State and Secretary of Labor.

Kenneth W. Dam is the deputy secretary of the treasury and the Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He served as executive director of the US Council on Economic Policy in the Nixon administration and as deputy secretary of state in the Reagan administration. He is author or coauthor of six books, including "Economic Policy beyond the Headlines," 2nd ed. (1998, with George P. Shultz) and "The Rules of the Game" (1982), both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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