The Cambridge Economic History Of The United States

The Cambridge Economic History Of The United States

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This three volume work offers a comprehensive survey of the history of economic activity and economic change in the United States, and in those regions whose economies have at certain times been closely allied to that of the US.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Stanley L. Engerman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996
File : 481 Pages
ISBN : 0521553075


Land Of Promise

Land Of Promise

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"[An] ambitious economic history of the united States...rich with details." ?—David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review How did a weak collection of former British colonies become an industrial, financial, and military colossus? From the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the American economy has been transformed by wave after wave of emerging technology: the steam engine, electricity, the internal combustion engine, computer technology. Yet technology-driven change leads to growing misalignment between an innovative economy and anachronistic legal and political structures until the gap is closed by the modernization of America's institutions—often amid upheavals such as the Civil War and Reconstruction and the Great Depression and World War II. When the U.S. economy has flourished, government and business, labor and universities, have worked together in a never-ending project of economic nation building. As the United States struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, Michael Lind clearly demonstrates that Americans, since the earliest days of the republic, have reinvented the American economy - and have the power to do so again.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Michael Lind
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-04-17
File : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780062097729


Government And The American Economy

Government And The American Economy

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The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in political and economic processes. In The Government and the American Economy, leading economic historians chronicle the significance of America’s open-access society and the roles played by government in its unrivaled success story. America’s democratic experiment, the authors show, allowed individuals and interest groups to shape the structure and policies of government, which, in turn, have fostered economic success and innovation by emphasizing private property rights, the rule of law, and protections of individual freedom. In response to new demands for infrastructure, America’s federal structure hastened development by promoting the primacy of states, cities, and national governments. More recently, the economic reach of American government expanded dramatically as the populace accepted stronger limits on its economic freedoms in exchange for the increased security provided by regulation, an expanded welfare state, and a stronger national defense.

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Genre : History
Author by : Price V. Fishback
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2008-09-15
File : 560 Pages
ISBN : 0226251292


The American Economic History Reader

The American Economic History Reader

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First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : John William Malsberger
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Release : 2009
File : 556 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015082718845


The Rise And Fall Of American Growth

The Rise And Fall Of American Growth

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How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Robert J. Gordon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
File : 784 Pages
ISBN : 9781400888955


The Evolution Of Retirement

The Evolution Of Retirement

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Winner of the 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award given by TIAA-CREF, The Evolution of Retirement is the first comprehensive economic history of retirement in America. With life expectancies steadily increasing, the retirement rate of men over age 64 has risen drastically. Dora L. Costa looks at factors underlying this increase and shows the dramatic implications of her findings for both the general public and the U.S. government. Using statistical, and demographic concepts, Costa sheds light on such important topics as rising incomes and retirement, work and disease, the job prospects of older workers, living arrangements of the elderly, the development of a retirement lifestyle, and pensions and politics. "[Costa's] major contribution is to show that, even without Social Security and Medicare, retirement would have expanded dramatically."—Robert J. Samuelson, New Republic "An important book on a topic which has become popular with historians and is of major significance to politicians and economists."—Margaret Walsh, Business History

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Dora L. Costa
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2008-04-15
File : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780226116228


An Economic History Of The United States

An Economic History Of The United States

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An Economic History of the United States is an accessible and informative survey designed for undergraduate courses on American economic history. The book spans from 1607 to the modern age and presents a documented history of how the American economy has propelled the nation into a position of world leadership. Noted economic historian Ronald E. Seavoy covers nearly 400 years of economic history, beginning with the commercialization of agriculture in the pre-colonial era, through the development of banks and industrialization in the nineteenth century, up to the globalization of the business economy in the present day.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Ronald Seavoy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-18
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781135862770


History Of The American Economy

History Of The American Economy

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Gary M. Walton
Publisher : South-Western Pub
Release : 2010
File : 599 Pages
ISBN : 0324786611


The American Economy From Roosevelt To Trump

The American Economy From Roosevelt To Trump

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‘This is essential reading for anybody interested in global history.’ —Professor Ugo Panizza, The Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland This illuminating book offers a compact survey and new interpretation of trends and policies in the US economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the initial period of the Trump administration. Valli maps three stages in this period of US economic history: first, the economic and demographic consequences of the frontier; second, the Fordist model of growth; and third, the attempt to build an economic empire through economic and financial globalization, military and political power and rapid technological progress. Examining pivotal moments from the Wall Street Crash and the World Wars to the recent Great Recession, Obamacare and Trump's electoral promises and first controversial decisions, this book is essential reading for all those interested in American economic power and its future.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Vittorio Valli
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-11-19
File : 227 Pages
ISBN : 9783319969534


Corruption And Reform

Corruption And Reform

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Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world’s least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of today’s most corrupt developing nations, as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In Corruption and Reform, contributors explore this shadowy period of United States history in search of better methods to fight corruption worldwide today. Contributors to this volume address the measurement and consequences of fraud and corruption and the forces that ultimately led to their decline within the United States. They show that various approaches to reducing corruption have met with success, such as deregulation, particularly “free banking,” in the 1830s. In the 1930s, corruption was kept in check when new federal bureaucracies replaced local administrations in doling out relief. Another deterrent to corruption was the independent press, which kept a watchful eye over government and business. These and other facets of American history analyzed in this volume make it indispensable as background for anyone interested in corruption today.

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Genre : History
Author by : Edward L. Glaeser
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2007-11-01
File : 396 Pages
ISBN : 9780226299594