The Vampire State by Fred L. Block
And Other Myths and Fallacies About the U.S. Economy

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The Vampire State is a popular and provocative look at the muddled way we talk about economics in America. In engaging prose, Fred L. Block argues that many familiar metaphors, such as the image of the government as a vampire sucking the lifeblood from our economy, are patently false and based on bad economics. He explains why balancing the federal budget will not solve our economic problems, shows the flaws in the arguments for a global free trade regime, and uses a series of counter-metaphors to suggest reforms we desperately need.

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Published August 1, 1996 by New Pr. 305 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In Block's reckoning, the Republican-led drive to drastically cut government social spending, eliminate the federal deficit, dismantle regulation and offer deep tax cuts reflects a misguided anti-stat

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