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Innovation Drives the Economy—an Old Idea with New Implications

Elizabeth Popp Berman

in Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147086
eISBN:
9781400840472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147086.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter begins by introducing market-logic experiments undertaken in the mid-1970s. Like earlier efforts, these practices encountered limitations and did not, at the time, look poised to take ... More


The Spread of Market Values

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tracks the economy of the 1970s as it began to decline after the prosperity of previous decades. Economic growth had defined human history for two hundred years, reaching a peak in the ... More


Introduction

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This introductory chapter discusses the shift from politicized confrontations like the imbroglio of 1900 to legalized disputes like the more orderly affair of 2007. It advances four basic findings. ... More


The Fragility of the U.S. Economy: The Financialized Corporation and the Disappearing Middle Class

William Lazonick

in The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917822
eISBN:
9780199332861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917822.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses inequity and instability in the U.S. economy. It considers the financialization of corporate resource allocation, based on the belief that, for the sake of superior economic ... More


Transformation in Prisoner: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter expresses a cautious optimism that the focus on parole and prisoner reentry is here to stay and that reentry will serve as the major conceptual framework for organizing criminal justice ... More


Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


Blessings of liberty: The Clinton Administration

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.16
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how the 1992 election was about the faltering U.S. economy, not Cuba. Both party platforms took pro forma swipes at the Castro government, as did both candidates in their ... More


Is the U.S. Economy on the Mend?

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the financial status of the U.S. banking sector in early 2009 by considering the ongoing debates from five perspectives. The first argument holds that banks around the country ... More


Changing the Guard: The Rise of the United States to Peak Capitalist Economy

Richard B. Freeman

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

At the turn of the twenty-first century, many analysts view the United States as the peak capitalist economy—the economy whose institutions other countries should emulate. A decade or so earlier, ... More


Work in Postindustrial America

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is an overview of the evolution of the postindustrial United States and in particular the path San Jose and Houston have taken. It sketches the history and economic progress of Silicon ... More


. The National Context: The Creation of the Connected Age

Michael L. Walden

in North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832219
eISBN:
9781469605760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888742_walden.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the economy in North Carolina, which is influenced by events at the national level. Indeed, because the U.S. economy is so highly integrated in national markets, much of North ... More


A Developing U.S.-China Rivalry?

Lung-chu Chen

in The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190601126
eISBN:
9780190601157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Taiwan’s economic and strategic well-being hinges on the continuation of constructive diplomacy between the United States and China. In recent decades relations between the countries have been ... More


Financing Medicare: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Orazio Attanasio, Sagiri Kitao, and Giovanni L. Violante

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter deals with the long-term financing of Medicare in the United States. The chapter provides a model that features employer-provided health insurance, Medicare for the elderly, and Social ... More


Temporary Labor Migration and U.S. and Foreign-Born Worker Resistance

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how skilled and semi-skilled guest worker programs contribute to the displacement of workers throughout the U.S. economy. In the future, as migrant labor programs are ... More


Introduction: American Power at the Global Frontier

Jakub J. Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell

in The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691178264
eISBN:
9781400888139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178264.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of American power at the global frontier. There are signs that America may be beginning to rethink its approach to alliances. In recent years U.S. ... More


From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Padma Desai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book is about the complexities of economic policy and financial reform. Merging a compelling narrative with scholarly research, it begins with a systematic breakdown of the factors leading to ... More


Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This volume, the fourth to result from a collaboration between the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, presents a selection of thirteen chapters ... More


Measuring the Dynamics of Young and Small Businesses: Integrating the Employer and Nonemployer Universes

Steven J. Davis, John Haltiwanger, Ronald S. Jarmin, C. J. Krizan, Javier Miranda, Alfred Nucci, and Kristin Sandusky

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents an attempt to measure producer dynamics for the business population. The analysis concentrates on forty industries for which smaller and younger businesses play especially ... More


“I Feel Sorry for Them”

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter argues that the dysfunctional American immigration policy is largely responsible for the emotional trauma, tragedies, and family separations experienced by migrant workers and their ... More


Shared Capitalism in the U.S. Economy: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Employee Views of Financial Participation in Enterprises

Douglas L. Kruse, Joseph R. Blasi, and Rhokeun Park

in Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226056951
eISBN:
9780226056968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056968.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter gives an account of the current forms and extend of shared capitalism in the U.S. economy and provides an overall portrait of shared capitalism using the General Social Survey (GSS) and ... More


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