Anti-Reaganomics Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After by Benjamin M. Friedman Random House. 320 pp. $19.95 Whether or not the departure of...

Among the Rich Money and Class in America. by Lewis H. Lapham. Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 243 pp. $18.95. “Old Money”: The Making of America’s Upper Class. by Nelson W. Aldrich,...

The Tax Reformers Showdown At Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform. by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray. Random House. 309 pp.$18.95. Showdown...

Whenever Americans discuss government’s role in the economy, the terms of debate are deceptively clear. Either we leave the market free, or the government controls...

Public Prudence Secrets of the Tax Revolt. by James Ring Adams. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 348 pp. $16.95. Despite its title, this book is not about the tax revolt, since...

Though no Gallup polls or other surveys exist on the subject, there is considerable evidence that the last fifty years have witnessed a remarkable reversal...

Up from Underdevelopment Reality and Rhetoric: Studies in the Economics of Development. by P.T. Bauer. Harvard University Press. 184 pp. $15.00. Throughout the 1930’s the intellectual sky was gray...

Of Men and Markets Dangerous Currents: The State of Economics. by Lester C. Thurow. Random House. 247 pp. $16.95. Lester C. Thurow first became visible in 1972 as chief...

Just as Ronald Reagan was taking office in 1981, raucous cheers and standing ovations were greeting the award of the Nobel Prize in economics to...

In the dawn of civilization the world was rife with men who heard voices in the air, saw faces in the skies, and knew what...

Economic Ideology Anatomie d’un Spectre: L’Économie du Socialisme Réel. by Alain Besançon. Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1981. Two earlier books by Alain Besançon, the French historian and scholar of Soviet affairs,...

Over the last half-century, the dominant politico-economic movement of the industrialized democratic world has been a drive toward the equalization of incomes. With its roots...