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An Outline of the American Economy


Since the founding of the United States nearly 250 years ago, its economy has grown and changed in nuanced ways. This work provides an excellent introduction to the dynamic US economy.

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Key Features

  • Explains how the US economy functions
  • Discusses how the economy has changed over time
  • Explores the role of the government in the economy


  • Introduction
  • How the United States Economy Works—An Overview
  • A Historical Perspective on the American Economy
  • From Small Business to the Corporation—The American Free Enterprise System
  • Stocks, Commodities, and Markets
  • The Role of Government in the Economy
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • The Changing Face of American Agriculture
  • Labor in America: The Trade Unions’ Role
  • Foreign Trade and Global Economic Policies
  • An Afterword
  • Brief Reading List on the American Economy

Product Details

  • Title: An Outline of the American Economy
  • Author: Robert L. McCan
  • Publisher: United States Information Agency
  • Publication Date: 1981