Economic Policies of the U.S. Government
Reagan years and now.
Herb Block's political cartoon"The Gods are angry" took aim at President Ronald Reagan's economic policies in the 1980's.
Consider the cartoon.
How does it reflect the current economic situation?
Who is benefiting?
Who is not?
Is the federal budget balanced, in surplus or in deficit?
Who pays the debt when the elected officials spend more than the taxes raise in revenue?
Does this form of economics work for everyone?
Does it benefit the majority of U.S. citizens?
What impact does globalization have on this theory?
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"Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things.
"There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it." William Jennings Byran, Cross of Gold Speech Official at the Democratic National Convention Held in Chicago, Illinois, July 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, 1896
posted 12/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, In the Spirit of Thomas Paine released to public domain