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Title:
The president as economist : scoring economic performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama / Richard J. Carroll.
Call Number:
330.973 CAR
Publication Date:
c2012.
Publisher:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012.
Physical Description:
xxxiv, 220 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
GDP and productivity-presidential focus on economic production -- Inflation and interest rates-incentives and disincentives for economic production -- Savings and investment-laying the foundation for economic growth -- Growth of the stock market-the value of private companies -- Employment and poverty line-the "other" bottom lines of economic policy -- Exports and the international trade balance-America's global competitiveness -- Federal budget growth and share of the economy-maintaining a public/private balance -- Federal budget deficits and the national debt-presidential fiscal responsibility -- Federal taxation-raising revenue effectively for the public -- Economic performance rankings from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-213) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1403440
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