By John H. Wood

Keynes requested no matter if his ‘visionary’ rules may conquer the pursuits against switch. even though, an exam of the histories of economic and financial rules means that this can be a fake contrast. The pursuits and ideas linked to executive rules are seldom adverse. The suspicion that the latter extra frequently follows than confronts the previous is supported through the studies documented during this book.

Professor Wood’s new name examines the controlling affects that force macroeconomic rules within the usa. The ebook addresses the heritage of the pursuits, rules, and practices of financial and financial rules within the united states, even though it additionally examines macro-policies in different nations, fairly the united kingdom. Professor wooden argues that fiscal rules within the usa were really predictable and strong traditionally, via a close exam of conflicts over taxes and financial coverage corresponding to the whiskey uprising, Magna Carta, the Stamp Act, the Banks of the united states, and the Federal Reserve. concerns lined additionally comprise estate, economists’ theories of stabilization, taxes, deficits, and fiscal policy.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States PDF

Best money & monetary policy books

The Meltdown Years: The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis

Good written. effortless to learn and comprehend rationalization of the global occasions chargeable for the present monetary downturn. restricted rules for strategies.

Money, History, and International Finance: Essays in Honor of Anna J. Schwartz (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report)

This quantity offers a severe evaluate of Anna J. Schwartz's paintings and probes a number of elements of the giant contribution of her scholarship—How good has it stood the attempt of time? What evaluations were leveled opposed to it? How has financial learn built through the years, and the way has her impact been manifested?

Extra info for A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States

Sample text

The British were slow to vacate American territory partly because states did not indemnify Tories according to the peace treaty of 1783. Trade was complicated by the different state tariffs on foreign goods. The army was not paid and national debts left from the war remained in default without a means of payment. These problems led to the Annapolis Convention of 1786, which invited the states to send delegates to a meeting in Philadelphia for ‘the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation’.

The king was constrained but assured of a living wage; Parliament was supreme but paid for it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Interests 23 The composition of revenues changed as the century progressed, with customs and excise both overtaking the land tax (Mitchell 1962: 386–8), but the system proved sufficient for the government’s needs. In spite – or because – of ministers’ worries about the rising national debt resulting from major wars, interest rates were almost unaffected by government deficits (Barro 1987).

They engaged in three violent acts of resistance to state and federal taxes. Shays’s Rebellion, named for one of its leaders, took the form of a floating, irregular ‘army’ of several hundred citizens, mostly from western Massachusetts, that prevented several courts from sitting between August and December 1786. Their purpose was to prevent judgments against debtors whose difficulties were partly due to taxes levied to pay the state’s war debt (Feer 1988: 46–7; Ferguson 1961: 246). Fries’ Rebellion in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1798–99 was against a property tax voted by the Federalist Congress concerned with the possibility of war with France.

Download PDF sample

A History of Macroeconomic Policy in the United States by John H. Wood
Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 50 votes