The Puzzle of the American Economy: How Changing Demographics Will Affect Our Future and Influence Our Politics, 1st Edition

  • Mark A. Pisano
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  • ISBN-10: 1440853118
  • ISBN-13: 9781440853111
  • DDC: 330.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 265 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book explains how sweeping demographic changes have resulted in the ineffectiveness of recent monetary and fiscal policies, and it identifies corrective actions that will start to reverse the trends of low economic growth and widespread government deficits in the United States.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Lessons from Demography.
1: Introduction.
2: “The Wonderful, Terrible, Inscrutable Economy”.
3: Historical Change, Economic Behavior, and Demographics.
4: The Demographic Portrait.
5: Generation X and the Effects of Population Change.
6: What This Portrait Tells Us.
7: Implications for the Economy.
8: Implications for Government Budgets.
9: Long-Term Growth in America.
What We Can Do.
10: In Search of a New Paradigm.
11: The New Rules of the Game for a New Pathway.
12: Managing Our Fiscal Commons.
13: No One is Disposable.
14: Conclusion.
About the Author.