Jude Wanniski's masterpiece defined the policies at the heart of the Reagan economic boom that continues today and promises a coming century of global peace and prosperity. Writing with a simplicity and liveliness uncommon to his subject, Wanniski offers a fresh general theory of the world's political evolution that explains how and why economies fail and succeed, now and as far as we can imagine.
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A classic. Everyone should read this.
Wanniski first published this work in the throes of the Carter administration's stagflation malaise. For those who never experienced them, they were days of double digit inflation and unemployment, coupled with sky high interest rates. If the "Reagan revolution," undergirded by both Milton Friedman's Moneterism and Jude Wanniski's Supply Side Economics had not occured, a bloodier one may well have...the failed policies of Keynesian styled big government had failed that badly. Though the entire book has been updated and revised over its long lifespan, Chapter 13; "Energy in Abundance" is extremely vital today. In it he describes the folly of the "doom & gloom," energy scarcity adherants - "The planet itself is a ball of energy, that rides in a sea of energy." Just how untapped are the earth's energy resources? Even today, over 80% of the oil wells ever drilled, have been drilled on the continental United States! Wanniski notes that, "Indeed, it can be argued that at present, there...
A classic, great read!
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