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A Succession of Negative Shocks

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how the First World War seriously disrupted the economy, and was to be but the first of a succession of adverse external influences on national prosperity lasting a quarter of a ... More


Moderation in the First Era of Popular Consumption

Joyce Appleby

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows how anxiety over the status of luxury only grew more acute in the transition from colonial hardship to national prosperity in the era of the early Republic. Fear of famine was ... More


Reckoning with Reagan: America and Its President in the 1980s

Michael Schaller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090499
eISBN:
9780199854196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090499.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A professor of history offers an illuminating look at Reaganism as an American phenomenon. The author shows how Reagan created an illusion of national prosperity and global power when these were in ... More


The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis

John L. Campbell and John A. Hall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163260
eISBN:
9781400887958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163260.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Why are small and culturally homogeneous nation-states in the advanced capitalist world so prosperous? Examining how Denmark, Ireland, and Switzerland managed the 2008 financial crisis, this book ... More


Leaders and Their Goals

Alasdair Roberts

in Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501714405
eISBN:
9781501745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714405.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on state leaders and their goals. Within every state is a group of people who have a large degree of control over the way state power is exercised. They directly influence ... More


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