Economic analysis and the Great Society

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May 26, 2011
Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"Although the Great Society should be understood as primarily a political phenomenon — a vast conglomeration of government policies and actions based on political stances and objectives — economists and economic analysis played important supporting roles in the overall drama. Even when political actors could not have cared less about economic analysis, they were usually at pains to cloak their proposals in an economic rationale. If much of this rhetoric now seems to be little more than shabby window dressing, we might well remind ourselves that the situation in this regard is no better now than it was then." (05/26/11)  


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