America's Failing Economy and the Rise of Ronald Reagan

Authors: Crouse, Eric

  • Analyzes the economic crisis of the 1970s and the subsequent 1980 presidential campaign as a watershed era in American history
  • Weaves a vivid, accessible narrative of Keynesian thought and American politics in the 1970s 
  • Appeals to scholars and students of American economic history, Keynesian economics, and twentieth-century American politics
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This book examines one of the most important economic outcomes in American history—the breakdown of the Keynesian Revolution. Drawing on economic literature, the memoirs of economists and politicians, and the popular press, Eric Crouse examines how economic decline in the 1970s precipitated a political revolution. Keynesian thought flourished through the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, until stagflation devastated American workers and Jimmy Carter’s economic policies faltered, setting the stage for the 1980 presidential campaign. Tracking years of shifting public opinion and colorful debate between free-market and Keynesian economists, this book illuminates a neglected era of American economic history and shows how Ronald Reagan harnessed a vision of small government and personal freedom that transformed the American political landscape.

About the authors

Eric R. Crouse is Professor of History and Global Studies at Tyndale University College, Canada.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
America's Failing Economy and the Rise of Ronald Reagan
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70545-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70544-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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