Hard Heads, Soft Hearts (Paperback)

Tough-minded Economics For A Just Society

By Alan S. Blinder

Basic Books, 9780201145199, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 22, 1988

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A hard-headed liberal economist, Alan Blinder clearly shows how economic policy is made in America and how good policies often make bad politics. He discusses liberal-conservative divisiveness and shows how it often prevents sound economic advice from being heeded. Blinder offers his own nonpartisan vision for the future of our economic society and challenges law-makers—Democrats and Republicans—to do better.

About the Author

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton University and a regular columnist for Business Week.