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FDR and the Depression [electronic resource]: 1920 - 1937

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A profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his programmatic and personal efforts to help the country during its worst economic crisis, the Great Depression. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt is at his side, and in many respects ahead of him, as the decade unfolds.
Online
2000
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Resources and Scarcity [electronic resource]: What's Economics All About?

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Discusses how society allocates and transforms resources, using examples of wilderness preservation, worker health protection, and World War II productivity. Explores the powerful forces of supply and demand.
Online
1985
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Markets [electronic resource]: Do They Meet Our Needs?

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Explores the powerful forces of supply and demand, using developer William J. Lewitt's low-cost housing and Reggie Jackson's contract as examples.
Online
1985
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U.S. Economic Growth [electronic resource]: What Is GNP?

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Explains how the gross national product is determined and documents the GNP's greatest achievements and failures since its introduction in the 1930's.
Online
1985
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Boom and Bust [electronic resource]: Who Can Explain the Business Cycle?

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Examines America's roller-coaster economy in light of the economic theories of Marx, Schumpeter, Keynes, and Say.
Online
1985
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John Maynard Keynes [electronic resource]: What Did We Learn From the Great Depression?

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Introduces Keynesian economic theory and analyzes the Depression in terms of the interaction of consumption and investment spending.
Online
1985
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Fiscal Policy [electronic resource]: Can We Control the Economy?

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Examines how the government uses tax and spending policies to reduce the severity of business cycle fluctuations.
Online
1985
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Inflation [electronic resource]: How Did the Spiral Begin?

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Examines the economic and social costs of the inflationary spiral created at the start of the Vietnam War. Investigates the actions taken by John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to combat inflation. Questions whether the problem of inflation has been solved.
Online
1985
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The Banking System [electronic resource]: Why Must It Be Protected?

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Reviews the Savings and Loans crisis with a discussion of deposit insureance and the accountability of financial institutions. Details how banks operate and how the FDIC (by insuring deposits) and the Federal Reserve Bank (by acting as a lender of last resort) keep bank failures from becoming banking crises.
Online
1985
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The Federal Reserve [electronic resource]: Does Money Matter?

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Examines the rising power of the Federal Reserve Board and the pros and cons of increasing reliance on monetary policy. Explains how the Federal Reserve controls the money supply and influences the level of interest rates and inflation.
Online
1985
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Productivity [electronic resource]: Can We Get More for Less?

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Explains the factors that affect productivity growth. Explores the causes of the decline of productivity in the 1970s and investigates the economic policies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
Online
1985
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Monetary Policy [electronic resource]: How Well Does It Work?

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Examines the different reigns of three Federal Reserve Chairmen--Arthur Burns, Paul Volcker, and Alan Greenspan. Discusses the application of monetary policy during emergencies.
Online
2002; 1989
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Stabilization Policy [electronic resource]: Are We Still in Control?

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Covers the debate between montarists and Keynesians, the concept of supply-side economics, and the 1985 Bonn Economic Summit.
Online
1985
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Federal Deficits [electronic resource]: Can We Live With Them?

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Examines recent efforts to reduce the deficit, including the Gramm-Rudman act and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring balanced budgets. Discusses the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Examines efforts to reduce the deficit, including the Gramm-Rudman Act and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring balanced budgets.
Online
2003; 1985
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Perfect Competition and Inelastic Demand [electronic resource]: Can the Farmer Make a Profit?

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Explores the concepts of perfect competition and inelastic demand by looking at the America's farming crises from the 1920's to the present.
Online
2003; 1985
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Economic Efficiency [electronic resource]: What Price, Controls?

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Examines the effect of wage, price, and rent controls in a free market economy, using rent control in New York City as an example.
Online
1985
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Monopoly [electronic resource]: Who's in Control?

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Demonstrates the power, importance, and problems of monopolies through the stories of Standard Oil, AT&T, and Microsoft.
Online
2002; 1989
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Oligopolies [electronic resource]: Whateer Happened to Price Competition?

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Examines the rise of oligopolies and the growth of government regulations to curb price-fixing. Debates the effects of airline deregulation.
Online
2003; 1989
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Pollution [electronic resource]: How Much Is a Clean Environment Worth?

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Explores the private and social costs of pollution and the impact of environmental regulations on mining companies, traffic engineering, and the oil industry. Discusses the international response to global warming.
Online
2002; 1985
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Labor and Management [electronic resource]: How Do They Come to Terms?

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Discusses the effects of labor unions, with examples from the 1909 ILGWU strike, the demise of the New York Herald Tribune, and the UAW's concessions during Chrysler's historic bailout.
Online
1995