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Government and the American economy : a new history

Author: Price Van Meter Fishback
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Price Van Meter Fishback
ISBN: 9780226251271 0226251276 9780226251288 0226251284
OCLC Number: 71284589
Description: xix, 613 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Government and the economy / Price Fishback --
Government in colonial America / Stanley L. Engerman --
The founding era, 1774-1791 / Robert A. McGuire --
Property rights and federal land policy / Gary D. Libecap --
Reversing financial reversals : government and the financial system since 1789 / Richard Sylla --
The national era / John Joseph Wallis --
The Civil War and Reconstruction / Jeffrey Rogers Hummel --
Government and the American dilemma / Robert A. Margo --
The Gilded Age / Mark Guglielmo and Werner Troesken --
The Progressive Era / Price Fishback --
Government and the people : labor, education, and health / Sumner J. La Croix --
The federal bureaucracy : from patronage to civil service / Gary D. Libecap --
The New Deal / Price Fishback --
The world wars / Robert Higgs --
The growth of U.S. farm programs / Randal R. Rucker and E.C. Pasour Jr. --
Shaping welfare policy : the role of the south / Lee J. Alston and Joseph P. Ferrie --
Seeking security in the postwar era / Price Fishback.
Responsibility: Price Fishback [and others].
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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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