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In the Long Run We're All Dead


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Preface1 Fiscal Politics2 Deficit Finance in Historical Perspective3 The Political Economy of Economic Decline4 Persisting Keynesian Conceptualizations of Deficit Finance, 1975-845 Restructuring Power Relations6 The Priority of Structural Reform, 1984-937 Economic Insecurity and the Political Conditions for Deficit Elimination8 Only Nixon Can Go to China, 1993-89 Maynard Where Art Thou?AppendixNotesBibliographyIndex

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In The Long Run We're All Dead: The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint addresses how the decline of Canadian Keynesianism has made way for the emergence of politics organized around balanced budgets.

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Timothy Lewis has a PhD in political science and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He has worked in both the private and the public sectors.


Not long ago, deficits were seen as positive things in Canada. Now deficits are seen as evil. Timothy Lewis has just published a fascinating book which traces the transformations of Canadian attitudes. [It] is an illuminating account of the interaction between ideas and politics, between economic theories and political limitations, possibilities or necessities." -- Graham Fraser * Toronto Star *
A thoughtful, detailed analysis of deficit politics and its relationship to the role of ideas in shaping both public policies and public perceptions of them ...[It is] an effective teaching and analytical tool for instructors and students of public policy. -- Geoffrey Hale * Canadian Journal of Political Science *

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