Capitalism in America : a history / Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
- Introduction -- A commercial republic: 1776-1860 -- The two Americas -- The triumph of capitalism: 1865-1914 -- The age of giants -- The revolt against laissez-faire -- The business of America is business -- The Great Depression -- The golden age of growth: 1945-1970 -- Stagflation -- The age of optimism -- The great recession -- American's fading dynamism -- Conclusion.
- Greenspan has made a science of understanding how the U.S. economy works, and now he distills what he has learned into a master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs ... and terrible moral failings. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. In our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies ... but there's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing questions we face. -- adapted from publisher info.
- Capitalism—United States—History
- Economic history
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS—Economic History
- HISTORY—United States—General
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS—Development Economic—Development
- Economic policy
- United States—Economic policy
- United States—Economic conditions
- United States
- 9780735222441 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2018
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