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Government & The American Economy: A New History

Price V. Fishback


The American economy has provided a level of well-being that has consistently ranked at or near the top of the international ladder. A key source of this success has been widespread participation in political and economic processes. This book chronicles the significance of America's open-access society and the roles played by government in its unrivaled success story. America's democratic experiment, the book shows, allowed individuals and interest groups to shape the structure and policies of government, which, in turn, have fostered economic success and innovation by emphasizing private prop ... More

Keywords: economy, well-being, open-access society, interest groups, private property rights, rule of law, individual freedom, government, economic freedoms, national defense

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226251271
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Price V. Fishback, author

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