An Outline of the U.S. Economy

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This volume was prepared for the U.S. Department of State by Christopher Conte, a former editor and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, with Albert R. Karr, a former Wall Street Journal reporter. It updates several previous editions that had been issued by the U.S. Information Agency beginning in 1981.


  (Posted February 2001)
Continuity and Change
How the U.S. Economy Works
The U.S. Economy: A Brief History
Small Business and the Corporation
Stocks, Commodities, and Markets
The Role of the Government in the Economy
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
American Agriculture: Its Changing Significance
Labor in America: The Worker’s Role
Foreign Trade and Global Economic Policies
Afterword: Beyond Economics

Executive Editor: George Clack  |  Editor: Kathleen E. Hug  |  Art Director: Barbara Long
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