Four More Years  

What happened? Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale by 59 percent to 41 percent in the popular vote, carrying a majority of every age group, of both sexes, and of every income class above $10,000 per year. Union members supported Mondale …



Of Human Tragedy & Economic Disaster  

THE DEINDUSTRIALIZATION OE AMERICA, byBarry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. New York: Basic Books. 323 pp. $19.95. This book is about job loss, plant closings, and community decline, or what the authors call “wide- spread, systematic disinvestment in the nation’s basic …



Economic Policy for the 1980s?  

THE ZERO-SUM SOCIETY, by Lester Thurow. New York: Basic Books. 230 pp. Cloth, $12.95; paper, New York: Penguin, $4.95. ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY, by Martin Carnoy and Derek Shearer. White Plains, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe. 436 pp. Cloth, $15.00; paper, $7.95. An …