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Stopping Moderate Inflations: The Methods of Poincaré and Thatcher

Thomas J. Sargent

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the methods adopted by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her French counterpart Raymond Poincaré to reduce the rate of inflation. Advocates of the two main groups of ... More


Interpreting the Reagan Deficits

Thomas J. Sargent

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the large net-of-interest deficits in the U.S. federal budget that have marked the administration of Ronald Reagan. It explains the fiscal and monetary actions observed during ... More


How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Robert Pitofsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book came about due to the growing concern that antitrust, a system of regulation that for over a century has had wide professional and public support, is under attack. The recent trend appears ... More


The Past in the Present

Richard Pipes

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Richard Pipes, professor emeritus of history at Harvard University and author of the classic The Formation of the Soviet Union, served as national security advisor in the Reagan administration. He ... More


The Social Character of Contentment: An Overview

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses the social dimensions of contentment. In the past, many people in the United States experienced a certain sense of unease, of troubled conscience and associated discomfort when ... More


The Military Nexus, I

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of the military in the community of contentment. During the past half century, Communism was considered the most obtrusive threat to contentment. The perception that ... More


Food Aid Under Carter and Reagan

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

By the time Jimmy Carter entered the White House in 1977, American food aid had declined from 40 percent of U.S. agricultural exports in 1963 to less than 5 percent. Noted Harvard economic historian ... More


The Ethiopia Conundrum

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is the second of two in-depth, country case studies. The first, Chapter 13, was a detailed account of Lyndon's Johnson's use of his “short tether” in India. The present chapter ... More


Crisis and Reactions: Conflict, Consensus and Surprise

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the financing crisis afflicting Social Security during the 1980s. When Ronald Reagan was inaugurated in January 1981, Secretary of Health and Human Services Richard Schweiker ... More


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