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President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy.

President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy

Chiazam Ugo Okoye

The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

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University Press of America Inc.

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Written by Chiazam Ugo Okoye (Prof. of Political Science, Bethune Cookman College), President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy: Unemployment Among African Americans is a scholarly and critical look at the economic policies of America under President Regan (1981-1988), and their failure to adequately address the social issue of rising unemployment among African American youths, with devastating long-term social consequences. Drawing upon a wealth of statistical and researched data, President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy criticizes economic models that treat labor as no more unique or differentiated a commodity than orange juice, and question the value of programs to help the unemployed in the Reagan era that targeted those job-seekers who needed help the least. Stressing that discrimination has been severely underplayed rather than regarded as a primary cause of African American unemployment, President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy decries America's failure to break a vicious cycle of poverty, crime, and unemployment among African Americans and meticulously dissectes what did not work for the benefit of future efforts to combat this social problem. Highly recommended.
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Title Annotation:President Reagan's Conservative Fiscal Policy: Unemployment Among African Americans
Author:Buhle, Willis M.
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Feb 1, 2007
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