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From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: US Political Economy
GOVT 220
Fall 2020 not offered

Following the tumult of the Great Depression and World War II, the United States entered a period of great prosperity--two decades that combined steady growth, low inflation and unemployment, growing household incomes, and reduced levels of income inequality. Yet, by the mid-1970s, the nation was mired in stagflation and subsequent decades brought a significant departure from the earlier mix of policy commitments. What many now describe as a "golden age" was replaced by a period of stagnant wages, growing inequality, and heightened vulnerability to a host of risks. In this course, we explore the policies and institutions that emerged out of the New Deal, their subsequent erosion, and the factors that shape the options available to contemporary policymakers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)

Last Updated on SEP-30-2023
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