Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia

Editors: Dieterle, David A. and Simmons, Kathleen C.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
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ISBN: 978-1-44-082903-1
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Available
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This book looks at the changing role of American government in the economy, from determining the measurements of economic health, to being mindful of corporate sustainability, to legislating business practices and consumer affairs. The work includes summaries of important Supreme Court cases that have impacted America's economic infrastructure, biographies of famous economists, and descriptions of the seven key economic systems-command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.

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Table of Contents

  • Entries in Alignment with National Content Standards in Economics
  • Entries in Alignment with United States History Content Standards
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Government and the Economy: The Ultimate Macroeconomic Pair
  • A
  • Affordable Health Care Act Cases, 567 U.S. ___ (2012)
  • Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation v. EPA, 540 U.S. 461 (2004)
  • America Invents Act of 2011 (Leahy-Smith Act)
  • Arrow, Kenneth
  • B
  • Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall Act)
  • Bernanke, Ben
  • Bretton Woods Agreement
  • Buchanan, James
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Burns, Arthur
  • C
  • Central Banking
  • Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. ___ (2010)
  • Classical Economics
  • Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
  • Coase, Ronald
  • Command Economy
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Contractionary Fiscal Policy
  • Contractionary Monetary Policy
  • Contracts
  • Corning Glass Works v. Brennan, 417 U.S. 188 (1974)
  • Crony Capitalism
  • Cyclical Unemployment
  • D
  • Deflation
  • Demand-Pull Inflation
  • Democratic Socialism
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Labor
  • De Soto, Hernando
  • Discouraged Workers
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • E
  • Economic Growth, Measures of
  • Economic Rent
  • Economic Systems
  • Entitlements
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • European (Economic) Community
  • Expansionary Fiscal Policy
  • Expansionary Monetary Policy
  • Externalities
  • F
  • Fascism
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage (Freddie Mac)
  • Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
  • Federal Reserve Act of 1913
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914
  • Financial Reform Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act)
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Free Rider
  • Friedman, Milton
  • G
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • George, Henry
  • Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1 (1824)
  • Glass-Steagall Act
  • Government Failure
  • Great Depression (1929–1939)
  • Great Society
  • Greenspan, Alan
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Group of Eight (G8)
  • H
  • Hayek, Friedrich von
  • Heller, Walter
  • Helvering v. Davis, 301 U.S. 619 (1937)
  • I
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988
  • Inflation
  • Inflation, Measures of
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Interstate Commerce Act of 1887
  • J
  • Juilliard v. Greenman, 110 U.S. 421 (1884)
  • K
  • Kahn, Alfred
  • Kellogg Co. v. National Biscuit Co., 305 U.S. 111 (1938)
  • Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, 545 U.S. 469 (2005)
  • Keynes, John Maynard
  • Keynesian Economics
  • Klein, Lawrence
  • Kuznets, Simon
  • L
  • Labor Force
  • Laffer, Arthur
  • Laffer Curve
  • Leahy-Smith Act
  • Lechmere, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, 502 U.S. 527 (1992)
  • Lenin, Vladimir
  • Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905)
  • M
  • Majority Rule
  • Mankiw, Gregory
  • Market Capitalism
  • Market Failure
  • Marx, Karl
  • Marxism
  • McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819)
  • MCI Telecommunications Corp. v. American Telephone and Telegraph Co., 512 U.S. 218 (1994)
  • Meltzer, Allan
  • Menominee Tribe v. United States, 391 U.S. 404 (1968)
  • Mercantilism
  • Mint Act
  • Mirrlees, James
  • Mises, Ludwig von
  • Monetary Policy
  • Money
  • N
  • National Bank Act of 1863
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • National Deficit vs. Debt
  • National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (Wagner Act)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • New Deal
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • O
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Okun, Arthur
  • Olson, Mancur
  • Ostrom, Elinor
  • P
  • Phillips, A. W. H.
  • Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company, 157 U.S. 429 (1895)
  • Private Property
  • Prohibition
  • Protectionism
  • Public Goods
  • R
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Regulated Monopolies
  • Reich, Robert
  • Rivlin, Alice
  • Romer, Christina
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
  • S
  • Samuelson, Paul
  • Schwartz, Anna
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, 517 U.S. 44 (1996)
  • Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (GI Bill)
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
  • Shultz, George
  • Simons, Henry
  • Smith, Adam
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
  • Social Security Act of 1935
  • Sowell, Thomas
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, 221 U.S. 1 (1911)
  • State Capitalism
  • Steelworkers Strike of 1919
  • Summers, Lawrence
  • Supply-Side Economics
  • Supreme Court
  • T
  • Tariff Act of 1930 (Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act)
  • Taxes
  • Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Thatcher, Margaret
  • Theory of Public Choice
  • Tobin, James
  • Trade-Offs
  • Transaction Costs
  • Tullock, Gordon
  • Tyson, Laura
  • U
  • Unemployment
  • United States Census Bureau
  • United States Mint
  • United States Treasury
  • United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters Association, 322 U.S. 533 (1944)
  • U.S. Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds
  • V
  • Vickrey, William
  • Volcker, Paul
  • Volstead Act
  • Voluntary Exchange
  • W
  • Wagner Act
  • Welfare State
  • West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937)
  • Williams, Walter
  • Wilson-German Tariff Act
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Y
  • Yellen, Janet
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Timeline of Supreme Court Cases Aligned with National Content Standards in Economics
  • Legislative Acts with Economic Impact
  • Online Resources for Educators and Researchers
  • Glossary
  • Select Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors