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Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right

What America Can Learn From The Strange Genius Of Texas

By Erica Grieder

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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Publish Date

2013

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9781610391924


Format: Book
Author: Grieder, Erica
Summary: Texas may well be America's most controversial state. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state's politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Grieder, the United States has a great deal to learn from Texas.
Title: Big, hot, cheap, and right : what America can learn from the strange genius of Texas / Erica Grieder.
Publisher Date: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Subject: Texas -- History Texas -- Politics and government. Texas -- Social conditions.
Isbn: 9781610391924 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1610391926 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 976.4 Gri
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Bib Id: 432152

Format: Book
Author: Grieder, Erica.
Summary: Texas may well be America's most controversial state. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state's politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Grieder, the United States has a great deal to learn from Texas.
Title: Big, hot, cheap, and right : what America can learn from the strange genius of Texas / Erica Grieder.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Description: 284 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Texas -- History
Subjects: Texas -- Politics and government.
Subjects: Texas -- Social conditions.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index.
Contents: Man-made miracle -- The Texas model -- The troublesome territory -- State of hate -- Land and cattle -- Black gold -- The ungoverned -- The shadow state -- The democrats -- The rise of the right -- 21st-century Texas -- Vestigial parts -- Turning Texas blue -- The coming crackup -- Tweaking the model -- The texanization of the United States.
LCCN: 2012044312
ISBN: 9781610391924 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1610391926 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 976.4 Gri