The Reagan effect: economics and presidential leadership

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University Press of Kansas, 1999 - Political Science - 311 pages
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Transcending ideological bias, Sloan provides an utterly convincing history of the Reagan Revolution. He reveals Reagan to be a detached and uninformed leader who adopted a supply-side economics that did not work, who championed a conservative ideology that he regularly violated, who accelerated growing inequality without moral qualm, and who avoided hard choices in the mistaken belief that none was necessary. Nonetheless, Sloan lucidly argues, Reagan contributed significantly to the low inflation and revived competitiveness that delivered the remarkable prosperity of the past fifteen years.

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The academic community remains polarized in its assessment of U.S. economic performance during the Reagan years. Sloan (political science, Univ. of Houston) attempts to evaluate the Left and Right ... Read full review

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John W. Sloan is professor of political science at the University of Houston. His previous books include Eisenhower and the Management of Prosperity and, most recently, The Reagan Effect: Economics and Presidential Leadership.

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