|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Lekachman, Robert. - Professor of Economics at the City University of
New York's Lehman College|
2) Reich, Robert. - Professor of Politics, Business, and Economics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
|Taped on||Jun 1, 1987 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Jul 17, 1987|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Dissenters from capitalism, that is. Although our guests don't agree with each other on all their prescriptions, they are both sufficiently opposed to their host that the two sides' positions are brought out in sharp relief. RR: "Protectionism is not the way to go because protectionism ends up blaming them for a problem that is fundamentally our problem. Americans are living high on the hog, and unless we become more productive we are simply going to slip into deeper and deeper debt to the rest of the world." WFB: "Well, now, I would maintain, which both of you would disavow, that the principal delirium under which we operate that makes this possible is the myth that any dollar that's appropriated in Washington is self-generating."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Capitalism -- United States.|
United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.
Liberalism -- United States.
|Related Document(s)||Type(s): News releases, photos, negatives|
Type(s): Research materials
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|Transcript||Download transcript (80040_s0740_trans.pdf)|