The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence
(Book - Regular Print)

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Published
New York : Random House, c2008.
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
xxii, 309 pages ; 25 cm.
Status
Yavapai College Verde - Circulating Collection
HG540.S26 2008
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Format
Book - Regular Print
Language
English
ISBN
9780375505485 (acid-free paper), 0375505482 (acid-free paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-300) and index.
Description
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Samuelson, R. J. (2008). The great inflation and its aftermath: the past and future of American affluence . Random House.

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Samuelson, Robert J. 2008. The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence. New York: Random House.

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Samuelson, Robert J. The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence New York: Random House, 2008.

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Samuelson, Robert J. The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence Random House, 2008.

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