Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Aug 5, 2013

08/05/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Brown University Professor Mark Blyth.  He contends that conservatives in both Europe and the US have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has worsened economies. He says the problem has been a result of bailing out, recapitalizing and adding liquidity to broken banking systems with the burden on the taxpayer. The book is Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.  Tune in for Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm WLRN.