Competing Visions

The Political Conflict over America's Economic Future


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About the Book

Unions call for laws to restrict plant closings. Businessmen want subsidies and restrictions on their international competitors. Politicians and scholars call for a national industrial policy. What all these groups have in common, says economist Richard McKenzie, is that they would give government more control over our system — and we would all pay the price. Wide-ranging in its economic analysis and empirical data, this book is must reading for all those interested in the debate over America’s economic future.

About the Author

Richard B. McKenzie is a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is also the author of The American Job Machine.


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July 1, 1985