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The United States: Consumer Is King

William W. Lewis

in The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226476766
eISBN:
9780226477008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477008.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an analysis of the U.S. economy. In 1990 the conventional wisdom around the world was that the U.S. economy had seen its day. That point of view was wrong. In the second half of ... More


A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts

Dale W. Jorgenson, J. Landefeld, and William D. Nordhaus (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226410845
eISBN:
9780226410876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410876.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This book brings together a group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is ... More


Measuring Capital in the New Economy

Carol Corrado, John Haltiwanger, and Daniel Sichel (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116129
eISBN:
9780226116174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116174.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

As the accelerated technological advances of the past two decades continue to reshape the United States' economy, intangible assets and high-technology investments are taking larger roles. These ... More


The Laissez Faire Benchmark

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores how the emergence of the corporate form blended nicely with the laissez faire ideology of an expanding class of economic elites in the growing American industrial economy. For ... More


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