Economics Made Simplistic: THE WORK OF NATIONS by Robert B. Reich

Economics Made Simplistic: THE WORK OF NATIONS by Robert B. Reich

THE WORK OF NATIONS by Robert B. Reich; Knopf; 331 pages; $24

Since the invention of supply-side economics, most of the slick idea packagers in American life have been conservatives who view taxes with the horror that Carry Nation once reserved for saloons. Harvard political economist Robert Reich is the rare exception, a glib and unrepentant liberal who has become -- almost by default -- the John Kenneth Galbraith of the baby- boom generation. The publication of Reich's new economic synthesis, The Work of Nations, comes in the midst of a Republican recession with record budget and troubling trade deficits. But...

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