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Reaping the Whirlwind: The Late Johnson Years

Robert P. Bremner

in Chairman of the Fed: William McChesney Martin Jr., and the Creation of the Modern American Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105087
eISBN:
9780300127799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105087.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

President Lyndon B. Johnson's surtax proposal of January 1967 was opposed by the Republicans in Congress. The Joint Economic Committee hearings on the president's economic report, led by Senator ... More


The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze

David Heald and Christopher Hood

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter conceives ‘fiscal squeeze’ as political effort to correct the public finances by raising taxes or cutting spending (or both), distinguishing different types of squeeze. It poses three ... More


Repeating History:: Fiscal Squeeze in Two Recessions in Ireland

Niamh Hardiman

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Ireland has been taken as an exemplary instance of fiscal adjustment, not once but twice in its recent history: in the late 1980s, and again after 2008. Ireland has appeared to be a model case which ... More


Budget Politics in Really Hard Times:: Fiscal Squeeze During and After Argentina’s Great Depression

Sebastián Dellepiane-Avellaneda

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the politics of fiscal squeeze during the Argentine Great Depression (1999–2002) and subsequent economic recovery (2003–07). Argentina’s dramatic transition from poster child to ... More


The Deteriorating Fiscal Situation and an Aging Population

Robert Dekle

in Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060217
eISBN:
9780226060231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060231.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of current Japanese government fiscal policies on the future of public debt and the economy in general, given the inevitable aging of the population. It begins with a ... More


When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Christopher Hood, David Heald, and Rozana Himaz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book develops a framework for analysing the politics of ‘fiscal squeeze,’ defined as political effort to cut spending and increase taxes to correct the public finances—a theme which has ... More


Labour Blown off Course 1964–1967

Kenneth O Morgan

in The People’s Peace: British History 1945-1989

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198227649
eISBN:
9780191678769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227649.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

With the Labour Party winning by a narrow majority, Harold Wilson prioritized science and technology, the arts, and education. Welfare, penal reform, and race relations were also tackled. The huge ... More


Comparing Fiscal Squeezes Across Nine Country Cases

Rozana Himaz and Christopher Hood

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter offers a systematic quantitative comparison of the nine country cases examined in the book. It uses reported spending and tax data to compare the depth and duration of those squeezes, ... More


A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Contributing to the literature on austerity, this book identifies and compares episodes of ‘fiscal squeeze’ (that is, substantial efforts to cut public spending and/or raise taxes) in the UK over a ... More


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