Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right

Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right

What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas

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Baker & Taylor
An Austin-based correspondent for The Economist reveals how in spite of controversial practices, the state of Texas can provide valuable working examples of effective government in areas ranging from immigration and taxes to regulation and energy. 20,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
Texas may well be America’s most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state’s politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the United States has a great deal to learn from Texas.

In Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right, Grieder traces the political history of a state that was always larger than life. From its rowdy beginnings, Texas has combined a long-standing suspicion of government intrusion with a passion for business. Looking to the present, Greider assesses the unique mix of policies on issues like immigration, debt, taxes, regulation, and energy, which together have sparked a bonafide Texas Miracle of job growth. While acknowledging that it still has plenty of twenty-first-century problems to face, she finds in Texas a model of governance whose power has been drastically underestimated. Her book is a fascinating exploration of America’s underrated powerhouse.

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Discusses how the laws of Texas can be used as an example for national policy in such arenas as immigration, taxes, and energy.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610391924
Branch Call Number: 976.4 G8718b 2013
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 25 cm


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