Big con the crackpot economics and the fleecing of america

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Solutions to ICSE Mathematics for Class 9 by O.P. Malhotra

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American politics has been hijacked. With dark, engaging wit, Jonathan Chait reveals how these canny zealots first took over the Republican Party and then gamed the political system and the media so that once unthinkable policies—without a shred of academic, expert, or even popular support—now drive the political agenda, regardless of which party is in power. Why have these ideas succeeded in Washington? And why do their outlandish ideas still determine policy despite repeated electoral setbacks? Chait tells the outrageous and eye-opening story, expertly explaining just how politics and economics work in Washington. He has produced a riveting drama of greed and deceit that should be read by every concerned citizen, especially in an election year. My politics are actually quite moderate.

The Big Con: Crackpot Economics and the Fleecing of America

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Five years into the Iraq war, it is hard to remember that George W. Bush once was controversial for something that had nothing to do with terrorism or the Middle East. Though their true agenda, tax cuts for the rich, was both economically unsound and politically unpopular, Chait writes, Bush and his conservative foot soldiers deceived the public and the press before pushing their policy — four huge tax cuts in six years, in case you lost count — on an enfeebled and corrupted Congress. Any writer who accuses his adversaries of being paranoid extremist nuts epithets like this appear frequently in the book runs the risk of seeming like a paranoid extremist nut himself. But Chait sets out to disarm us on the first page. I wind up sounding a bit like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. Instead, what Chait does is to examine the tax cuts on their economic merits.

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