Of New Eras and Old
- The greatest of them all. Bernstein, Peter L. // Business Economics;Oct94, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p50
Reviews the dynamic growth of the United States from about 1870 to World War I, the slower growth from 1913 to 1929 and the move to maturity since World War II. Signs of growth such as rapid change, new industries, technical skills and financial markets.
- A glimpse of 1912. // Nation's Business;Sep87, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p20
Was business life simple 75 years ago? Discusses peoples' thoughts then & national concerns as similar to those of today, not necessarily in degree. The first issue of Nation's Business was dated 9/2/1912.
- A country on the move. Altman, H. // Nation's Business;Sep87, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p10
Surprises were in store for America's business people 75 years ago, and we'll bet surprises are in store for you, too, as we look back at the tumultuous period from 1912 to 1937. In which year did the US become the world's leading exporter? What became of brewers and distillers during...
- Two generations talk jobs, opportunity, and. Smith, C.P.; Bai, M. // Scholastic Update;9/9/88, Vol. 121 Issue 1, p4
Describes the economic world of four American families and interviews the teenagers of these families as they compare their views of the job market and their hopes for a career to those of their parents when they were young.
- Boom and bust in the 1920s. Nolan, Joseph // Vital Speeches of the Day;12/1/95, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p124
Presents speech by Chase Manhattan Bank and Monsanto Chemical Corp. former vice president, given before the Flagler Forum in St. Augustine, Florida on October 26, 1995, dealing with the issue of lessons to learn from the nation's economic history. Recollection of the Great Depression; Questions...
- How our American dream unraveled. Samuelson, R.J. // Newsweek;3/2/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 9, p32
Contends that after World War II, Americans believed that prosperity would create the ultimate Good Society. Offers reasons as to why they were wrong in making that assumption. Contends that the American crisis of faith has been building since the 1960s when the automatic advance of prosperity...
- A new look at long-term trends in wealth inequality in the United States. Shammas, Carole // American Historical Review;Apr93, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p412
Examines wealth distribution data in the United States taking into account economic, legal and political changes since the Revolution. William and Lindert study results; Wealth and income correlation; Individuals as unit of analysis; Government policies; Problems with previous calculations;...
- Understanding the Postwar Decline in U.S. Saving; A Cohort Analysis. Gokhale, Jagadeesh; Kotlikoff, Laurence J. // Brookings Papers on Economic Activity;1996, Issue 1, p315
Examines the decline in national saving rate in the United States during the postwar period. Annuitization of the elderly's resources and their increased propensity to consumer; Implications of projected demographic change for future saving rates.
- Antebellum Agricultural Reform, Republican Ideology, and Sectional Tension. Phillips, Sarah T // Agricultural History;Fall2000, Vol. 74 Issue 4, p799
Focuses on the importance of the Republican legislation of 1862 in the history of agricultural development and economic expansion in the United States. Role of the federal government in land distribution and use, education and scientific agriculture; Reason why southerners opposed the extension...