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Author Irwin, Douglas A
Title Founding Choices : American Economic Policy in the 1790s
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
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Series National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- The Significance of the Founding Choices: Editors' Introduction -- I. Politics -- 1. The Constitutional Choices of 1787 and Their Consequences -- II. Policy -- 2. Financial Foundations: Public Credit, the National Bank, and Securities Markets -- 3. Revenue or Reciprocity? Founding Feuds over Early U.S. Trade Policy -- 4. Monetary Policy and the Dollar -- 5. Federal and State Commercial Banking Policy in the Federalist Era and Beyond -- 6. The Other Foundings: Federalism and the Constitutional Structure of American Government -- III. Business Organization and the Factors of Production -- 7. Rise of the Corporation Nation -- 8. U.S. Land Policy: Founding Choices and Outcomes, 1781- 1802 -- 9. Free Labor and Slave Labor -- 10. Looking Backward: Founding Choices in Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection -- Contributors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
The political decisions made by the founding fathers were crucial to the success of the early republic. But the economic decisions they made were just as pivotal, ensuring the general welfare and common defense of the United States for decades to come. Founding Choices explores these economic choices and their profound influence on American life, westward expansion, and influence abroad. Among the topics covered are finance, trade, and monetary and banking policy, with a focus on the factors guiding those policies and their end result.  This book redresses the relative neglect of the economic achievements of the founders. It will be essential reading for historians and economists alike
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Irwin, Douglas A. Founding Choices : American Economic Policy in the 1790s Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2011 9780226384740
Subject United States -- Economic policy -- 18th century -- Congresses
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Alt Author Sylla, Richard
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