The Good News is the Bad News is Wrong

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American Enterprise Institute, 1985 - Social Science - 431 pages
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This text gives a broad-scale, easily-understandable, demographic portrait of the USA with hard data from the US census and many other sources. Featured topics include: economic policy; political and social processes; energy; education; fiscal policies; religion; philosophy; and public policy.
 

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Contents

Cocktails at Claudes
13
QUALITY OF LIFE
23
An Epidemic of Life
29
The Other Drug Culture
38
What Weve Done
50
Bill and Mary and Their Kids
59
Jews and Mormons
68
The First Universal Nation
74
Tape Excerpt
197
A Rising Tide
219
Claudes Mother
244
The Rest of the World
265
No Nuclear Meltdown
280
Working Hard or Hardly Working?
301
Playing Politics at Claudes
316
What Hardly Happened
320

Running Out?
92
An Argument Disowned
106
Welcome to the World of Ditroi
121
Measuring Apples and Lizards
136
Recession on the Nightly News
162
They Never Had It So Good
176
DoItYourself DemocracyI
335
Claude Meets the Consultants
355
The Bad News Bias
370
Cornering the Anchorman
406
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg (August 26, 1933 - June 28, 2015), known as Ben J. Wattenberg, was an American author, commentator and demographer. He was an aide and speechwriter to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968, and served as an adviser to Hubert Humphrey's 1970 Senate race. Wattenberg was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to various committees and commissions by Presidents Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as by then-Speaker Tom Foley. Wattenberg died on June 28, 2015 from complications following surgery. Wattenberg's written works included: The First Universal Nation, 1991; Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, 2004; Values Matter Most, 1995; and Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, 2008.

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