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?

John W. Burns is vice president at Isurus Market Research and Consulting in Cambridge, Mass.
Andrew J. Taylor is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at North Carolina State University.
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