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4.0 out of 5 stars Dean Baker is the best, March 21, 2007
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This book isn't what I expected. I wanted more facts and information on how the middle class has lost ground since 1980. This book is a good overview of government policy for the past twenty five years. You walk away from this book with a good overview of history. I'm going to have to dig a little deeper for the actual data that this book was based upon.

I'm a huge Dean Baker fan. Most economists are slaves to their perspectives. It's really hard to get good economic and fiscal views outside the corporate American view. Baker allows us to be free.

Baker predicts a recession this year because of the housing bubble. Lets see how accurate he is. I'm betting on Baker. Don't bank on the Wall Street guys, they seem more interested in protecting their clients than getting you truth.
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Initial post: May 17, 2009 10:54:36 AM PDT
Jonathan says:
For some data and analysis of Reagan economic policy, see "The Politics Of Rich and Poor" by Kevin Phillips. Not only does Phillips show the terrible results of Reagans policys for the average American, he also points out that the majority of the country was actually opposed to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 5:40:04 AM PDT
I recommend that you get "The State of Working America." I have the 2006/2007 edition. You will have all the numbers and facts than you can deal with. It is over 400 pages and covers more than just the specified years. It is loaded with information and shows the trends and directions.

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 4:19:34 PM PDT
Jay Diamond says:
And in response to this reader's review...yes indeed, Baker prediction of an economic collapse in 2008 was indeed TRUE !
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