Publisher description for Unbearable cost : Bush, Greenspan and the economics of empire / by James K. Galbraith.

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In these essays James K. Galbraith wrote the history of Bush's presidency while it happened. This work contains Galbraith's most influential writings on current affairs along with new commentary, and explores the descent to disaster in Iraq and the ongoing transformation of the American economy under the steerage of Alan Greenspan. Important contributions examine the new U.S. strategic doctrine, the adverse economics of wars of occupation, the collapse of the technology bubble and its aftermath, the campaign against Social Security, the political economy of the 2004 election, the subversion of American voting as witnessed in Ohio, Hurricane Katrina and the fate of the dollar.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Economic policy -- 2001-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Bush, George W. -- (George Walker), -- 1946-
Greenspan, Alan, -- 1926-