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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
The damage from Reaganomics is not hiding in the Bush. ART CHESLUK Santa Monica
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September 22, 2008
Re "Who's a basket case now?" Opinion, Sept. 18 Rosa Brooks has ventured beyond hyperbole and into the realm of utter obtuseness, a place inhabited by angry and ill-informed partisans and whence few, if any, solutions ever come to the challenges facing this country. If this country is headed for Third World status, at least in the realm of erudition and political discourse, Brooks appears to be doing her very best to expedite the process. John Tkacik Washington -- I'd like to add that, out of all the turmoil and hardship caused by this economic meltdown, I hope the one benefit America will derive is the final debunking of Reaganomics.
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NEWS
April 9, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan gave Purdue University students a course in "Reaganomics" today, arguing that government regulation of the economy produces failure--not prosperity--while free-market policies achieve success. In a speech chronicling his economic gains, Reagan did not mention the federal deficit, which swelled to a record $221 billion in fiscal 1986, or the national debt, which has doubled during his presidency, topping $2.2 trillion.
OPINION
February 25, 1996 | JAMES P. PINKERTON, James P. Pinkerton is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. His e-mail address is
For a party that prides itself on its businesslike commitment to economic growth, the Republicans certainly have had a hard time getting that message across. Whenever the GOP seems to be getting its economic act together, along comes someone like Pat Buchanan to muddy things up. After his victory in New Hampshire, the pugnacious pundit-turned-pol's brand of retronomics will cause many over-taxed Americans to think that maybe the Democrats aren't so bad after all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1990
Wilson's rhetoric is very familiar. Like George Bush, when running for President, Wilson pledges to be the "education governor." However, he is part of the same class of politicians who have seen constant cuts in education--Ronald Reagan, George Deukmejian and Bush. We cannot afford another clone of Reaganomics for our state. GWEN KOZMAN Irvine
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1988
Kemp wants to change New Hampshire's slogan from "Live Free or Die" to "Live Free and Live," or so he says; but his aim of extending Reaganomics has another message for the poor. Live cheap or die. TIMOTHY POSTON Venice
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1987
I object to Conrad's cartoon (March 12), equating a major maritime tragedy in Belgium to Ronald Reagan's economic policies. The death of human beings in a tragedy that is totally unrelated to Reaganomics is a vulgar form of satire. W. JAMES NETHERLY Santa Ana
OPINION
August 3, 1986
I notice that 5% of American families now hold 35% of the nation's wealth. This is the highest concentration of wealth since the Great Depression. And who said Reaganomics would never work? VICTOR FRESCO Los Angeles
OPINION
January 12, 1992
So the Federal Reserve Board made official what we already sensed, that during the Reagan-Bush 1980s the rich got richer and the rest of us got left ("Fed Says '80s Boom Mostly Aided the Rich," Jan. 7). It wasn't just the Republicans who were responsible. How about the craven Democrats who caved into Reaganomics? JOHN GAULT San Pedro
OPINION
September 22, 2008
Re "Who's a basket case now?" Opinion, Sept. 18 Rosa Brooks has ventured beyond hyperbole and into the realm of utter obtuseness, a place inhabited by angry and ill-informed partisans and whence few, if any, solutions ever come to the challenges facing this country. If this country is headed for Third World status, at least in the realm of erudition and political discourse, Brooks appears to be doing her very best to expedite the process. John Tkacik Washington -- I'd like to add that, out of all the turmoil and hardship caused by this economic meltdown, I hope the one benefit America will derive is the final debunking of Reaganomics.
NEWS
October 15, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters trying to decipher the economic themes of Republican and Democratic candidates in this year's elections must feel a little bit like Yogi Berra did when he said it was deja vu all over again. Republicans, hoping to recapture the glory days of Reaganism, are reverting to the hoary themes of 1980, issuing a 10-point "contract with America" that commits them to huge tax cuts and a constitutional amendment that would require the President and Congress to balance the federal budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1994 | JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda is a political scientist who teaches at Mexican and U.S. universities. His latest book is "Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left After the Cold War."
It has been a long time coming, but a Latin American electorate has finally rejected the Reaganomics-in-the-Tropics scheme of economic and social policy that has reigned supreme across the hemisphere since the late 1980s. In Venezuela, the region's oldest standing two-party system provided voters with a substantive choice on Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1993 | RICHARD SIMON and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Turning up the heat on the one man he sees standing between him and the Los Angeles mayor's office, Michael Woo launched a TV ad attack Friday on rival candidate Richard Riordan. The Woo ad, appearing with 10 days left before the April 20 primary, was released as candidates gathered for the largest televised forum of the campaign.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1992
"History May Judge Reaganomics Very Harshly" (Nov. 8), by James Risen, says that "Ultimately, Reaganomics was a failure (even though it) may have contributed to rapid economic growth during the 1980s." Say what? Maybe we need more failures like this. How soon we forget the double-digit inflation and double-digit interest rates during the Carter Administration. Is it all President Reagan's fault? Did we not elect the President and the Congress that let this happen? OK, we changed Presidents, but the Congress is still intact.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1992 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reaganomics, the dominant political philosophy of American government for the past 12 years, is history. It may come back--its true believers still remain powerful voices in the Republican Party. Jack Kemp, President Bush's housing secretary and a founding father of Reaganomics, is one of the very early favorites for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992
As an occasional tassel-wearing attorney, I find it ironic to hear the Republican candidates blame the economic malaise resulting from years of Reaganomics upon attorneys. While reading how Hillary Clinton, who 20 years ago in an esoteric law journal, espoused ideas about children that are positively mainstream today, my wife (an attorney who owns a pair of tasseled shoes) was on the telephone to Ohio gathering crucial information to fill out the necessary forms so that her mother and two aunts will be able to collect approximately 40% of her now-deceased grandparents' unfortunate investment in American Continental.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1989
I would like to express my sadness over the death Jan. 14 of Robert Lekachman, a longtime member of the Times Board of Economists. I had met Lekachman many years ago in New York and became interested in his views. When I later moved to this area, I was pleased to read his contributions in The Times. Lekachman was an unusual economist in that he was also something of a sociologist, political scientist, social psychologist and historian. This scholarly breadth helped make his criticisms of Reaganomics and the Reagan regime more effective, as shown in his columns and his books--"Greed Is Not Enough: Reaganomics" and "Visions and Nightmares: America After Reagan."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992
As an occasional tassel-wearing attorney, I find it ironic to hear the Republican candidates blame the economic malaise resulting from years of Reaganomics upon attorneys. While reading how Hillary Clinton, who 20 years ago in an esoteric law journal, espoused ideas about children that are positively mainstream today, my wife (an attorney who owns a pair of tasseled shoes) was on the telephone to Ohio gathering crucial information to fill out the necessary forms so that her mother and two aunts will be able to collect approximately 40% of her now-deceased grandparents' unfortunate investment in American Continental.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | BERNARD SANDERS, Bernard Sanders is the congressman from Vermont and the only Independent in the House.
In the early 1980s, the Reagan-Bush team, in alliance with corporate America and some congressional Democrats, successfully adopted "Reaganomics" as our national economic strategy. Reaganomics included huge tax breaks for the rich, a massive binge of military spending and serious cutbacks in federal aid to cities, to education and to a host of human-service programs. Reaganomics also brought us savings-and-loan deregulation . Ten years later, we are reaping the harvest of Reaganomics.
OPINION
January 12, 1992
So the Federal Reserve Board made official what we already sensed, that during the Reagan-Bush 1980s the rich got richer and the rest of us got left ("Fed Says '80s Boom Mostly Aided the Rich," Jan. 7). It wasn't just the Republicans who were responsible. How about the craven Democrats who caved into Reaganomics? JOHN GAULT San Pedro
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