Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia

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Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia. Ed. by David A. Dieterle, Kathleen C. Simmons. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2015. 552 pages. acid free $100 (ISBN: 978-1-4408-2903-1). E-book available (978-1-4408-29048), call for pricing.

Government and the Economy explores the reciprocal relationship between the American government and the US economy. Oriented with respect to secondary school content standards, this work covers major economic events and policies in US history, with a specific focus on the twentieth century. This work functions as two reference works in one: an encyclopedic overview of major economic events, and an introductory macroeconomics biographical dictionary focused on American economic history. The interrelated and concurrent nature of major economic events is well served by this format choice, as the reader can easily move between essays on major economic events, and entries that outline and explain the economic topics at stake.

The extensive treatment of the relationship between Supreme Court case law and the economy is a noteworthy feature of this work. Citations point to multiple freely available access points for case transcripts, opinions, and facts on the case, simplifying content access to those who are unfamiliar with legal research. …

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