USA Economy In Brief
by George Clack
Publisher: U.S. Department of State 2007
Number of pages: 43
This mini-publication discusses the factors that make the U.S. economy the world's most productive, competitive, and influential. It focuses on workers and productivity, small and large business, the service economy, goods and services, the role of government, and the concept of 'creative destruction', the process where jobs, companies, entire industries come and go because of their success or failure in the marketplace.
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by Peter Behr - U.S. Department of State
The financial crash of 2008 brought a sudden halt to a quarter-century of U.S.-led global economic growth. The U.S. economy of the 21st century little resembles that of the 18th, but acceptance of change and embrace of competition remain unchanged.
by Dean Baker - PoliPoint Press
The book chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy blunders and greed led to the catastrophic market meltdowns. Baker offers policy prescriptions to help prevent similar financial disasters.
by Charles Siegel - Preservation Institute
The author made this book both readable and pro-active. His assessment of the counterproductivity of our economy and consumer society is timely in an era when we must decide how much is enough for ourselves - and for a sustainable planet.
by A. Hemerijck, B. Knapen, E. van Doorne (eds.) - Amsterdam University Press
The book contains essays based on interviews with leading scholars, politicians and representatives from the world of business. They reflect on the origins of the crisis as well as the possible economic and political transformations it may engender.