A New Democrat? The Economic Performance of the Clinton Presidency
By John W. Burns
Andrew J. Taylor

This article appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of The Independent Review


As a New Democrat, candidate Bill Clinton pledged to break with his party’s left-liberal wing in favor of a centrist approach to “reinventing” government. How well did President Clinton’s economic performance reflect his reformist rhetoric?

Other Independent Review articles by Andrew J. Taylor
    Summer 2003   Vicious Cycle: Presidential Decision Making in the American Political Economy

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