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The great inflation and its aftermath : the past and future of American affluence

by Samuelson, Robert J.

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The Great Inflation, argues journalist Samuelson, was the worst domestic policy blunder of the postwar era and played a crucial role in transforming American politics, economy, and everyday life--and yet its story is hardly remembered or appreciated. From 1960 to 1979, inflation rose from barely mor... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The lost history
  • The "full employment" obsession
  • The money connection
  • A compact of conviction
  • Capitalism restored
  • Precarious prosperity
  • The future of affluence.
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