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HC106.H53 2006
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TITLE: Depression, war, and cold war : studies in political economy / by Robert Higgs.
AUTHOR: Higgs, Robert.
PUBLISHED: Oakland, CA : Independent Institute, c2006.
DESCRIPTION: xv, 221 p. ; 24 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
NOTES: Regime uncertainty : why the great depression lasted so long and why prosperity resumed after the war -- Private profit, public risk : institutional antecedents of the modern military procurement system in the rearmament program of 1940-1941 -- Wartime prosperity? a reassessment of the U.S. economy in the 1940s -- Wartime socialization of investment : a reassessment of U.S. capital formation in the 1940s -- From central planning to the market : the American transition, 1945-1947 -- The cold war economy : opportunity costs, ideology, and the politics of crisis -- Hard coals make bad law : congressional parochialism versus national defense -- Airplanes the Pentagon didn't want, but Congress did -- Profits of U.S. defense contractors -- Public opinion : a powerful predictor of U.S. defense spending.
SUBJECT: United States--Economic conditions--20th century.
SUBJECT: War--Economic aspects--United States.
SUBJECT: Depressions--1929--United States.

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