The Pathology of the U.S. Economy Revisited

The Intractable Contradictions of Economic Policy

Authors: Perlman, M.

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This book describes the deep contradictions plague market economies. It shows how the influence of these contradictions sometimes subsides, allowing the economy to perform relatively well. But in time, these contradictions accumulate and economy declines as if it suffers from some degenerative disease. The policies designed to rise above these contradictions often spawn even more severe contradictions. This book describes how these contradictions have affected the economy of the United States in the past and the dangers that the future poses. For example, policies to stimulate the economy eventually lead to stagnation. Policies to make hold down wages make business even more uncompetitive. It also analyzes the destructive consequences of the military, finance, and the Federal Reserve. Finally, it debunks the mythological promise of a New Economy.

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Michael Perelman is the author of Class Warfare in the Information Age and Transcending the Economy. He is Professor of Economics at California State University at Chico.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pathology of the U.S. Economy Revisited
Book Subtitle
The Intractable Contradictions of Economic Policy
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10823-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230108233
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29317-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 247
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