History Now 24 (Summer 2010)

Shaping the American Economy

From the Editor

In recent months, our newspapers, cable shows, blogs and even You Tube have been filled with articles and commentary on the American economy. From optimistic reassurances that American capitalism and its institutions are basically sound to jeremiads warning that our national character and our national economic system are in dire states of decay, we are bombarded with information [and misinformation] about such fundamental elements of our economy as the role of banking, the stock market, corporations, and the public policies and political...More »