An Economic Record of Presidential Performance: From Truman to Bush

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AN ECONOMIC RECORD OF PRESIDENTLAL PERFORMANCE

From Truman to Bush

Richard J. Carroll

Westport, Connecticut PRAEGER London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 14
  • I - GENERAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS 15
  • 1 - Major Events and Timeline 19
  • Notes 38
  • 2 - Gross Domestic Product 39
  • Notes 47
  • 3 - Employment Growth and the Unemployment Rate 49
  • Notes 60
  • 4 - Inflation 61
  • Note 67
  • 5 - Money Supply and the Real Prime Interest Rate 69
  • Notes 83
  • 6 - Saving and Investment Rates 85
  • Notes 100
  • 7 - Productivity and Compensation in the Business Sector 102
  • Note 111
  • 8 - Population Below the Poverty Line 112
  • Note 119
  • 9 - Growth of the Stock Market-- the Dow Jones Industrials Average 120
  • Notes 128
  • II - THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 131
  • 10 - Federal Budget Growth and Share of Gross Domestic Product 133
  • Notes 144
  • 11 - Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt 146
  • Notes 159
  • 12: Composition of the Government Budget 160
  • 13 - Social Security 172
  • Notes 189
  • 14 - Taxation 190
  • Note 200
  • 15: Overall Presidential Economic Performance 201
  • Postscript: The Economy after Bush 221
  • Note 226
  • APPENDIXES 227
  • Note 237
  • Bibliography 261
  • Index 265
  • About the Author 269
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