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Robert Pollins short 2003 book, "Contours of Descent", focuses on the record of the American economy during the Neoliberal era with particular regard to the Clinton boom, and the... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by S Wood
I love looking at the back cover of a book before making the decision to actually read it, as this provides me with some expectations on the quality of the arguments it contains. Read morePublished on July 31, 2009 by Augustas B.
I was expecting more a walk through the time period and a detailed pulling apart of neoliberalism. What I got was comparable to sniping. Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by hailzoidberg
"Contours of Descent" is a critical re-examination (from a left/Keynesian perspective) of economic policy under Bill Clinton. Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by not me
I studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where Robert Pollin teaches and works at the Political Economy Research Institute, and I am generally sympathetic to his work... Read morePublished on December 10, 2007 by Asatar Bair
Clinton boosters have not been shy about touting the Arkansas playboy's economic record while in office. After all, didn't he balance the budget after years of stunning deficits. Read morePublished on December 22, 2006 by Douglas Doepke
Most leftists will be familiar with almost all of the information in Robert Pollin's book. From the rightist nature of Clinton's policies, to the fact that most people's standard... Read morePublished on May 12, 2006 by Walt Byars
Good book, well written, highly literate, worth the effort to wade through, just a few problems. The first is he ignores a series of fairly astute +170 year-old observations by... Read morePublished on May 2, 2006 by Marshal Berthier
Pollin shows that the Clinton economic "boom" was a [...] The average price to earnings ratio was at an all time high from 1996-99. Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by Chris