Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-minded Economics For A Just Society

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Basic Books, Jan 22, 1988 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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A hard-headed liberal economist, Alan Blinder clearly shows how economic policy is made in America and how good policies often make bad politics. He discusses liberal-conservative divisiveness and shows how it often prevents sound economic advice from being heeded. Blinder offers his own nonpartisan vision for the future of our economic society and challenges law-makers—Democrats and Republicans—to do better.
 

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This book from 1987 was recommended to me a couple times by a grad school professor of mine. Blinder is writing at the end of Reagan's presidency and is reflecting back on the good and bad economic ... Read full review

Hard heads, soft hearts: tough-minded economics for a just society

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This sweeping and inspired treatise asks: How can our economic policies be efficient and yet shelter those members of society with the least lev-erage and resources? Blinder, a Princeton economist ... Read full review

Contents

NEEDED HARD HEADS AND SOFT HEARTS
12
striking a balance between unemployment
32
DO WE KNOW HOW TO MANAGE THE NATIONAL
67
Chapter 4 who will protect us from
109
CLEANING UP THE ENVIRONMENT SOMETIMES
136
IT CAN HAPPEN HERE THE IMPROBABLE SAGA
160
ON breaking murphys law
191
Notes
216
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About the author (1988)

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton University and a regular columnist for Business Week.

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