Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Victorian Britain, and Postwar America

Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Victorian Britain, and Postwar America

by Michael Veseth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195064208

ISBN-13: 9780195064209

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This provocative work presents a unique analysis of the current economic problems and policies of the United States based on a comparative historical approach. The study looks at what happens when flourishing economies begin to accumulate large public debts, falling from fiscal balance toward fiscal crisis, where the problem of managing the public debt overwhelms the…  See more details below

Overview

This provocative work presents a unique analysis of the current economic problems and policies of the United States based on a comparative historical approach. The study looks at what happens when flourishing economies begin to accumulate large public debts, falling from fiscal balance toward fiscal crisis, where the problem of managing the public debt overwhelms the traditional concerns of public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195064209
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue3
1.Structural Change and Fiscal Crisis7
2.Renaissance Florence: Death, Birth, and the Fifth Element19
3.Mountains of Debt and the Heart of Florence46
4.Simple Patterns: Britain and the Industrial Revolution75
5.The Odious Tax and the Standing Miracle103
6.The American Century and the American Crisis132
7.The Changing Structure of American Government153
8.The New Mountains of Debt171
9.Saddle Points190
10.Changing Directions212
Notes223
Bibliography235
Index244

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