American Capitalism, 1945-2000 Continuity and Change from Mass Production to the Information Society

ISBN-10: 1566635381

ISBN-13: 9781566635387

Edition: 2003

Authors: Wyatt C. Wells

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A compact and incisive history of the American economy since 1945, concentrating on the development of economic policy, economic structure, and ideas about both, and explaining the complex interaction of these factors over the past half-century. Concise, swiftly paced...not only stimulating and enlightening, but also reassuring. --William E. Leuchtenburg
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Wyatt Wells is associate professor of history at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is the author of Economist in an Uncertain World: Arthur F. Burns and the Federal Reserve, 1970-1978.

Introduction: The Paradox of American Capitalism
The Postwar Boom
The issue of investment
Planning a new world order
Postwar reconstruction abroad
Contours of prosperity
The economics of reform
Conservative economics
The Go-Go Economy
The New Economics
The New Economics in practice
The go-go stock market
The service economy
The New Economics in trouble
The monetarist challenge
Nixon's economy
The Great Stagflation
A great crash
A new international regime?
The new regulation
The Carter administration
The Reagan Revolution
Beneath the surface
Adjusting to New Realities
The dual economy
Laissez faire?
The twin deficits
Third world debt and the issue of development
The trials of George Bush
The "New Economy"
Reform and deficits
The New Economy
Issues and campaigns
The Ways of Wealth
A Note on Sources
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