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An Economic Record Of Presidential Performance

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For the first time, trends in 20 major economic and federal budget indicators, most reported since World War II, are presented in a single source. The economic performances under each presidential administration are ranked for each indicator, as well as for their overall performance. The results are often surprising and counter-intuitive, challenging many popular beliefs. This presentation of averages, trends, and illustrations will allow scholars, students, and others interested in economics, politics, and ...

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Overview

For the first time, trends in 20 major economic and federal budget indicators, most reported since World War II, are presented in a single source. The economic performances under each presidential administration are ranked for each indicator, as well as for their overall performance. The results are often surprising and counter-intuitive, challenging many popular beliefs. This presentation of averages, trends, and illustrations will allow scholars, students, and others interested in economics, politics, and history, to interpret economic news more effectively.

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Assembles information needed to put current news reports on the economy in perspective, and provides explanations of the use of data and of relating economic and noneconomic events to the behavior of economic indicators under the US presidents since WWII. Sections on general economic indicators and the federal government include numerous comparative tables and graphs. While the intended audience is the general reader looking beyond the politicized discussions of the economy in the media, the book suffers from a lack of sex appeal. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948368
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/22/1995
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD J. CARROLL is an economist and a financial analyst in Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I General Economic Indicators
1 Major Events and Timeline 19
2 Gross Domestic Product 39
3 Employment Growth and the Unemployment Rate 49
4 Inflation 61
5 Money Supply and the Real Prime Interest Rate 69
6 Saving and Investment Rates 85
7 Productivity and Compensation in the Business Sector 102
8 Population below the Poverty Line 112
9 Growth of the Stock Market - The Dow Jones Industrials Average 120
II The Federal Government
10 Federal Budget Growth and Share of Gross Domestic Product 133
11 Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt 146
12 Composition of the Government Budget 160
13 Social Security 172
14 Taxation 190
15 Overall Presidential Economic Performance: A Synthesis of the Indicators 201
Postscript: The Economy after Bush: Clinton's Early Returns 221
Appendixes 229
Bibliography 261
Index 265
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