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Out of Work : Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America - Richard K. Vedder

Out of Work

Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America

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Published: 1st July 1997
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Redefining the way we think about unemployment in America today, Out of Work offers devastating evidence that the major cause of high unemployment in the United States is the government itself.

An Independent Institute Book

"A triple hit: an engaging narrative of a century of U.S. economic history . . . an attack on the mythology that high wage rates and government spending reduce unemployment and a critique on wrong-headed public policies since 1930 that have raised unemployment levels."

-Anna J. Schwartz, National Bureau of Economic Research

Foreword
Preface to the Updated Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Unemployment Centuryp. 1
Unemployment in Theoryp. 13
The Neoclassical/Austrian Approach: An Overviewp. 31
The Gilded Agep. 53
From New Era to New Dealp. 74
The Banking Crisis and the Labor Marketp. 112
The New Dealp. 128
The Impossible Dream Come Truep. 150
The Gentle Timep. 176
The Camelot Yearsp. 194
"Pride Goeth Before a Fall"p. 209
The Winds of Changep. 226
The Natural Rate of Unemploymentp. 246
Who Bears the Burden of Unemployment?p. 268
Unemployment and the Statep. 288
Afterwordp. 298
App. Ap. 313
App. Bp. 323
Bibliographyp. 359
Indexp. 381
About the Authorsp. 389
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780814787922
ISBN-10: 0814787924
Series: Independent Institute Book S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.22  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.57