- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: Jodie Rhodes Literary Agency (March 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983879710
- ISBN-13: 978-0983879718
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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About the Author
Keith Quincy received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UCLA, and his doctorate in philosophy at the Claremont Graduate University. Formerly a fellow at the Institute in Higher Education at the Claremont Graduate University, Quincy has taught philosophy at the University of California, the California Polytechnic Institute, and Eastern Washington University (EWU), where he also taught American Government, Political Economy, Southeast Asian Politics, and computer programming at the graduate school. His research and published work include classical economics, welfare economics, and the economics of Henry George. He is the author of nine books, including a history of the Hmong, an account of the CIA’s secret war in Laos, and a new translation of Plato’s dialogues. Nationally recognized for his outstanding teaching, Quincy is the former chairperson of the Government program at EWU, and former president of the Center for Education in Politics. Active in community affairs, Quincy has received awards for his work with refugees, and is the past president of the Eastern Washington Humane Society. Keith Quincy lives with his wife, Anna, on their ranch in Marshall Canyon, a community of farms, vineyards, and orchards on the outskirts of Spokane, Washington.
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economists and political actors influenced current consequences. Solutions clearly stated, residing within democracy.
determine the quality of our national life. By analyzing such data as inequality,
rising debt, Social Security taxes and who pays them plus a dozen other factors in
ways that no scholar or journalist has done -- to date -- Quincy reveals what their total effect has been on our democratic institutions and why America is in decline.
The book is particularly clear about the current debate between "protectionism" and
"globalism" and how each is shaping our economic destiny.
The most important revelation of his research is how, since the Kennedy Administra-
tion, the U.S. Government has orchestrated and manipulated data that determine our
economic policies. The importance of this carefully documented conclusion alone,
makes the book worth reading. Indeed, Quincy not only proves how the debate about unemployment vs full employ-
ment has been farcical for the past 50 years, he shows how it has been progressively misleading. His critique of the way the government calculates the
official figures is alarming. More important, he gives the reader accurate numbers
based on the government's methods used for decades, but now altered once those
numbers began to reveal embarrassing facts about our economy.
Finally the book compares the Roosevelt era with the Reagan era. Quincy demonstrates how modern America's longest span of prosperity occurred and reveals why America has been
in decline since the 1980's. His description of the mind-numbing statistics released
by every Administration since Kennedy, but especially the Reagan years, should be read by every American as a guide to
understanding our present and our future.
Written with clarity and style, Quincy's book reflects impeccable research and
scholarship at a time when we desperately need both in our national political life.