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The Resource The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence, Robert J. Samuelson

The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence, Robert J. Samuelson

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The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence
Title
The great inflation and its aftermath
Title remainder
the past and future of American affluence
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Robert J. Samuelson
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great inflation and its aftermath
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the transformation of Americas economy, politics, and society
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eng
Summary
The Great Inflation, argues journalist Samuelson, was the worst domestic policy blunder of the postwar era and played a crucial role in transforming American politics, economy, and everyday life--and yet its story is hardly remembered or appreciated. From 1960 to 1979, inflation rose from barely more than 1 percent to nearly 14 percent--the greatest peacetime inflationary spike in this nation's history. It had massive repercussions in every area of our lives. The direct consequences included Ronald Reagan's election in 1980, stagnation in living standards, and a growing belief that the great-power status of the United States was ending. The end of high inflation in the brutal 1981-82 recession, engineered by the Federal Reserve under then-chairman Paul Volcker, triggered economic and social changes that are still with us. The stock market and housing booms were both direct outcomes; American business became more productive--and also much less protective of workers; and globalization was encouraged.--From publisher description
Summary
Probes the long-term impact of inflation on the American economy in light of its influence on the political climate and the destabilization of the economy, as well as how the fall of inflation set the stage for two decades of prosperity
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285555
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Samuelson, Robert J
Dewey number
332.4/10973
Index
index present
LC call number
HG540
LC item number
.S26 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Inflation (Finance)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the transformation of America's economy, politics, and society
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The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence, Robert J. Samuelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-300) and index
Contents
The lost history -- The "full employment" obsession -- The money connection -- A compact of conviction -- Capitalism restored -- Precarious prosperity -- The future of affluence
Control code
ocn166358588
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 309 p.
Isbn
9780375505485
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023468
System control number
(OCoLC)166358588
Label
The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence, Robert J. Samuelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-300) and index
Contents
The lost history -- The "full employment" obsession -- The money connection -- A compact of conviction -- Capitalism restored -- Precarious prosperity -- The future of affluence
Control code
ocn166358588
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 309 p.
Isbn
9780375505485
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008023468
System control number
(OCoLC)166358588

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