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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Character Descriptions

Thomas Friedman
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Tom Friedman - This individual is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for journalism and a foreign correspondent for the New York Times.

Ronald Reagan - It was in the 1980s during the administration of this United States President that deficit spending began to get out of control and to adversely impact America's economy.

Richard Nixon - This was the first United States President to abandon the gold standard and engage in deficit spending.

George H. W. Bush - This United States President had to break his promise of no new taxes because of burgeoning deficits that began during the prior administration.

Bill Clinton - This United States President had to raise taxes in order to deal with the deficits facing the nation, and he was able to balance the budget and create a surplus by the time he left office.

George W. Bush - This United...

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