American Economic Development Since 1945: Growth, Decline and Rejuvenation (Contemporary United States)
By: Samuel Rosenberg (author)Paperback
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The book provides an historical analysis of postwar economic development to help the student to understand the current economic position. It describes the postwar institutional framework, and stresses and strains which emerged within it, focussing on domestic and international macroeconomic trends, federal governmental macroeconomic and social policy, relations between organised labour and business and the developments in the labour force as a whole. Basic economic concepts are introduced and explained throughout.
SAMUEL ROSENBERG is Professor of Economics and Director of the Honors Program at Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Editors' Preface Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION Introduction Economic Mobilization for Survival, 1940-1960 PART II: THE MAKING OF AN INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, 1945-1960 Macroeconomic Policy, Economic Instability and Economic Growth Business-Labor Relations: Conflict Amidst Stability From Dollar Shortage to Dollar Glut PART III: STRAINS DEVELOPING WITHIN THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, 1960-1971 From Guideposts to Controls: The Rise and Fall of Keynesian Demand Management Standoff at the Workplace The Persistence of Inequality and the Limits of Liberal Policy The Dollar: No Longer as Good as Gold PART IV: THE UNMAKING OF AN INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK AND THE RECREATION OF ANOTHER, 1971-2000 Stagflation, 1971-1980 The Economic and Political Stalemate, 1971-1980 Restructuring the Economy: The Market-Based Conservative Strategy, 1981-1992 Toward the 21st Century: A Reinvigorated Economy, 1993-2000 Bibliography Index
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