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Enacting a Multilateral Framework for Finance: Treasury and Congressional Compromise

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter compares the ratification struggle over the Treaty of Versailles with the passage of the Bretton Woods Agreement Act to demonstrate the legislature’s concern with how multilateralism ... More


Discretion and the Treasury Department

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Panic of 1873 and its political implications for the Republican Party and the Treasury Department. More specifically, it shows how the Republican defeat in the congressional ... More


Civil War Finance and the American State

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of Civil War finance policy on American state formation. More specifically, it considers the two financial instruments used by the Treasury Department to fund the ... More


The Picked Prostitutes of the Land: Reputations of Female Federal Employees

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 5 explores how conceptions of women’s sexuality complicated and threatened female employment. The national rumor mongering about female federal employees burst forth in newspapers from Maine ... More


The Conservative Origins of the American Regulatory State

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the American state was initially created by the response of conservative political elites to electoral pressures and concerns regarding the rationality of public opinion, ... More


George Pendleton and Mass Opinion

Samuel DeCanio

in Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300198782
eISBN:
9780300216318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198782.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how voter ignorance influenced elections and monetary policy in the immediate postbellum period by focusing on Democrat George Pendleton's use of greenback inflation as a ... More


Generating a National Debate about Federal Health Policy, 1935–1939

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1935 to 1939. Despite her many other roles, Roche's primary obligation in the New Deal government was oversight of health policy. She ... More


Reorganization

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the reorganisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It suggests that the goal of General Adviser on War-Time Organisation was not to break the organization, but ... More


A Better Plan for Addressing the Financial Crisis

Lucian A. Bebchuk

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter critiques the Treasury Department’s proposal to spend up to $700 billion to purchase “troubled assets” from financial institutions. It also puts forward a superior alternative for ... More


Auction Design Critical for Rescue Plan

Lawrence M. Ausubel and Peter Cramton

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter assesses the Treasury’s proposal to invest $700 billion in mortgage-related securities to resolve the financial crisis, using market mechanisms such as reverse auctions to determine ... More


Epilogue: We Do Not Intend to Give Up

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Epilogue details the plight of the Spinner Memorial Association to have a statue of General Francis Elias Spinner erected on the grounds of the Treasury Department. Three early female federal ... More


Development as Anticommunism: The Targeting of Bolivian Labor

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter follows the Alliance for Progress program in Bolivia through its first two years, as perennial political crises drove an increasingly authoritarian approach to economic development. In ... More


Government Crowding Out of Private Issuance of Short-Term Debt

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

It has been suggested that the government should increase the effective supply of public short-term debt in order to meet the demand by institutional cash managers for safe short-term debt. If the ... More


Has U.S. Investment Abroad Become More Sensitive to Tax Rates?

Rosanne Altshuler, Harry Grubert, and T. Scott Newlon

in International Taxation and Multinational Activity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226341736
eISBN:
9780226341750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341750.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Measuring the extent to which host-country taxes affect the allocation of multinational corporations' foreign direct investment across foreign jurisdictions has been an active area of research in ... More


Please Think This Over

Edward E. Leamer

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter first presents some questions concerning the legislative proposal authorizing the Treasury Secretary to purchase, and to make and fund commitments to purchase, on such terms and ... More


False Starts (1894–95)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After Wong returned to New York, he was appointed Chinese inspector. He very much enjoyed his brief career with the Treasury Department, and had a number of accomplishments. Wong was in an excellent ... More


The Post–World War II Coast Guard

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

After World War II, the Coast Guard was separated from the Navy Department and was again controlled by the Treasury Department. After large mobilization during wartime, the Coast Guard had a surplus ... More


Comments by Howell E. Jackson

Roger B. Porter, Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas J. Healey

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the diagnosis of the economic crisis presented by previous chapters. The chapter first argues against the statement that the Glass-Steagall Act disrupted the period of ... More


Round Table: The Burden of Our Times

Raymond Baker, Rebecca Berlow, Jack Blum, Zachary Karabel, Thomas Scanlon, and Taun N. Toay

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Over the course of two panels at the Arendt Center's 2009 conference, some speakers were echoing similar ideas or offering counterbalance to other comments made at the conference. Taun Toay ... More


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