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Conservatives and the American Economy

George A. (Sandy) Mackenzie

in Crisis of Conservatism?

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764013
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0013
Conservatives and the American Economy

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The chapter explores the influence of the conservative movement on American economic policy. It assesses the role of conservative ideas on economic thought and practice and distinguishes between different strands of conservative economic philosophy and their relationship to policy. It assesses where conservative economic policy has been successful and where it has been less significant.

Keywords: economic conservatism; role of government; deficits; tax policy; social security reform; Milton Friedman; financial deregulation; labor; markets; protectionism; public spending

Chapter.  10956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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