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  • Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

    Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erica Grieder
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   PublicAffairs (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   304

    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. more

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