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By James S. Olson, Abraham O. Mendoza

A examine of the U.S. economic system is critical to realizing U.S. politics, society, and tradition. To make that learn more uncomplicated, this dictionary bargains concise essays on greater than 1,200 economics-related issues. Entries disguise a large array of pivotal details on old occasions, laws, fiscal phrases, exertions unions, innovations, curiosity teams, elections, complaints, monetary rules and philosophies, monetary associations, and international strategies. Economics-focused biographies and corporate profiles are featured as sidebars, and the paintings additionally comprises either a chronology of significant occasions in U.S. monetary heritage and a selective bibliography.

Encompassing U.S. heritage considering the fact that 1776 with an emphasis on fresh a long time, entries variety from themes with regards to the early fiscal formation of the republic to those who discover monetary features of data expertise within the twenty first century. The paintings is written to be essentially understood through upper-level highschool scholars, yet deals adequate intensity to attract undergraduates. additionally, most of the people might be attracted by way of informative discussions of every thing from fresh strength to what retains rates of interest low.

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