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Glenn Loury (Manhattan InstituteBrown University) and Mark Blyth (Brown University)

On The Glenn Show, Mark talks about his new book Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Mark explains why the austerity craze pisses him off. Glenn asks Mark how to define austerity, which leads to a discussion of who’s really responsible for the national debt and how to talk about government fiscal consolidation. Mark provides a brief intellectual history of the austerity idea. The two end with a discussion of the current sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the failures of austerity policies there.

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Recorded:Jun 13    Posted:Jun 14, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Jun 14, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Mark Blyth

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