Government and the Economy

Government and the Economy

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Today's economic environment is in constant flux, as is the participation of governments in it. Local, state, national, and global governmental agencies have taken on new responsibilitiesa€”with both positive and negative economic consequences. This book looks at the changing role of American government in the economy, from determining the measurements of economic health, to being mindful of corporate sustainability, to legislating business practices and consumer affairs. This comprehensive collection of essays draws from the contributions of 25 economic scholars along with seasoned educators David A. Dieterle and Kathleen C. Simmons to examine economic systems and the factors that influence them. The work includes summaries of important Supreme Court cases that have impacted America's economic infrastructure, biographies of famous economists, and descriptions of the seven key economic systemsa€”command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.... Gross Domestic Product (GDP); National Bureau of Economic Research ( NBER); United States Census Bureau Further Reading Bureau of Economic Analysis. 2012. ... Prior to the Civil War, the production process for paper currency was completely manual. ... In 1894, the BEP officially started producing postage stamps for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing 23 Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Title:Government and the Economy
Author: David A Dieterle Ph.D., Kathleen M. Simmons
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-10-14

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