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The Imperious Economy
The Imperious Economy
By David P. Calleo
Harvard University Press, 1982, 265 pp.

This uncompromising critique of American economic and foreign policies since 1961 argues that successive administrations have turned to "gunmickry" while avoiding the recognition that their domestic and international goals were beyond the nation's means both materially (insufficient productivity and efficiency) and politically (insufficient planning and discipline). The disease is easier to describe than is the remedy to prescribe.