"The bottom line on The United States Since 1980: a fine introduction to a crucially important period whose history - and impact - has only begun to be understood."
-Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality
"... a highly readable and concise overview of economic and political developments in the US in the last quarter century."
This book, first published in 2007, describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries.