Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies

Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies

by Judith Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300171501

ISBN-13: 9780300171501

Pub. Date: 09/06/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this fascinating new history, Judith Stein argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis we need to look back to the 1970s and the end of the age of the factory-the era of postwar liberalism, created by the New Deal, whose practices, high wages, and regulated capital produced both robust economic growth and greater income equality.  See more details below

Overview

In this fascinating new history, Judith Stein argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis we need to look back to the 1970s and the end of the age of the factory-the era of postwar liberalism, created by the New Deal, whose practices, high wages, and regulated capital produced both robust economic growth and greater income equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300171501
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
871,221
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

1 "The Great Compression" 1

2 1971: Affluence Challenged and Restored 23

3 1972: The Last Election of the 1960s 51

4 OPEC and the Trade Unionism of the Developing World 74

5 1975: "Capitalism Is on the Run" 101

6 1976: Morality and Economy 130

7 International Keynesianism in a Troubled World 154

8 Labor to Capital: Domestic Keynesianism on the Ropes 176

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