The Political Economy of the New Deal

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Couch (economics, U. of North Alabama) and Shughart (economics, U. of Mississippi) explore the political and economic forces that shaped the uneven distribution of federal emergency relief spending during the Great Depression. They present new empirical evidence on the Roosevelt administration's response to the economic crisis to demonstrate how this response may have been influenced more by presidential politics than by the plight of the unemployed millions. Published in conjunction with the Locke Institute which cites as its goal "to engender a greater understanding of the concept of natural rights, its implications for constitutional democracy and for economic organization in modern society." Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858988993
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Locke Institute Series
  • Pages: 264

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 A Concise History of the Great Depression 5
3 The Farm Crisis and Rural Relief 37
4 The First New Deal 66
5 The Second New Deal 97
6 Did the New Dealers Respond to Economic Need? 124
7 Politics and Patterns of New Deal Spending 155
8 The Political Economy of the New Deal 177
9 Summary and Conclusions 223
Bibliography 231
Index 239
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