A Harvard economist, author of America's Role in the World Economy, here discusses the necessity for long range national...

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ECONOMIC POLICY AND FULL EMPLOYMENT

A Harvard economist, author of America's Role in the World Economy, here discusses the necessity for long range national planning to achieve high levels of employment and production. This one is not for general consumption; a pretty sound background in economics would seem to be a prerequisite for reading this book, but it should be of excellent value as a reference book for colleges and for libraries. There's a discussion of a full employment program of various countries,- Canada, Britain, Australia, Sweden, for instance--and a discussion of plans and actual laws and advances made here in the U.S. For the general reader, probably the most interesting part of the book will be the appendices. Here he discusses the reputation of Hayek's The Read to Serfdom; there are notes on Terborgh's The Hogey of Economic Maturity; praise for Wallace's Sixty Million Jobs; a discussion of the employment act of 1946; and a final chapter on inflation by Hansen himself.

Pub Date: Jan. 8, 1946

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Publisher: Whittlesey

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946