Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia

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David A. Dieterle Ph.D., Kathleen M. Simmons
ABC-CLIO, Oct 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 552 pages
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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 responsibilities—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 systems—command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.

 

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Contents

Alphabetical List of Entries
vii
Entries in Alignment with National Content Standards in Economics
xi
Entries in Alignment with United States History Content Standards
xxxiii
Preface
xli
Government and the Economy The Ultimate Macroeconomic Pair
xlv
AZ Encyclopedia Entries
1
Supreme Court CasesOpinions of the Court
413
Appendices
447
Glossary
489
Select Bibliography
515
Contributors
523
About the Editors
525
Index
527
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David A. Dieterle, PhD, is professor and lecturer of economics at Walsh College, Troy, MI, and the University of Michigan-Flint.

Kathleen C. Simmons is adjunct instructor of political science at San Antonio College and St. Phillips College.

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