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Ashbee, Edward
The US economy today / Edward Ashbee
Alternate Title United States economy today
U.S. economy today
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HC106 .A83 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
United States -- Economic policy -- 20th century
United States -- Economic policy -- 21st century
Physical Description xi, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "The US Economy Today provides an invaluable introduction to American economic history since 1929. Its coverage includes the New Deal, the post-war boom, stagflation, Reaganomics, the Clinton and Bush years, the 2008 - 2009 economic crisis and President Obama's first hundred days. In addition, this volume considers core contemporary economic policy debates and draws conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of the US economic model. It looks at the causes and consequences of inequality, the extent to which there is economic mobility, and the impact of globalization and foreign trade" -- p. [4] of cover
Contents Assessing the US economy -- The New Deal, the long boom, government and the economy -- Curtailing the role of government -- The 'new economy' -- The Bush years and the credit crunch -- Foreign trade -- Inequality, mobility and the American dream -- Drawing comparisons: the US and Europe -- The Obama administration, recession and beyond
Series Politics today (Manchester, England)

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