Jeff Madrick
Books

The Case For Big Government

Madrick insists that politics and economics go hand in hand and explains why America benefits when the government actively nourishes economic growth. He argues that America must reject free market orthodoxy to deal with changing times. Indeed, when America worked best in the past, it always did just that.     

2009 PEN Galbraith Non-fiction Award  Finalist

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Why Economies Grow

Madrick avoids the simplistic interpretations of economic growth that now dominate the public discourse and proposes an original agenda for the nation that is historically well-grounded and stresses the breadth and complexity of economic growth.

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The End of Affluence

Madrick explains why prosperity has eluded so many Americans for decades.  He cuts through the rhetoric and illusions of both political parties to write, as one leading economist put it, "one of the best books on what's happening in the American economy to be published in years." 

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

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Taking America

Madrick describes the sources of the great takeover movement that engulfed American business beginning in the 1970s, and often left workers out in the cold.  
 A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 

Business Week: One of the Ten Best Books of the Year

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Unconventional Wisdom


Madrick compiles fifteen lively essays on vital alternatives to the conventional wisdom that has led the nation down the wrong economic path.