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By Mark Hendrickson

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ISBN-13: 9781107028609

As soon as considered as a special period characterised by way of extreme bigotry, nostalgia for easier instances, and a revulsion opposed to lively govt, the Twenties were rediscovered by means of historians in fresh many years as a time while Herbert Hoover and his allies labored to noticeably reform monetary coverage. In American exertions and fiscal Citizenship, Mark Hendrickson either augments and amends this view by way of learning the origins and improvement of recent period coverage services and data. Policy-oriented social scientists in executive, alternate union, educational, and nonprofit organizations confirmed how tools for attaining good financial progress via elevated productiveness may possibly either defang the feared enterprise cycle and defuse the development of adversarial classification kin that Gilded Age depressions had helped to set as an American approach of business family members. associated by means of rising associations corresponding to the Social technological know-how study Council, the nationwide city League, and the Women's Bureau, social investigators attacked rampant sexual and racial discrimination, frequently justified by way of incorrect organic arguments, that denied girl and minority employees complete monetary citizenship within the office and the polity. those students validated that those practices not just restricted productiveness and undercut extended intake, but additionally belied the claims for equity that needs to buttress coverage visions in a democracy.

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March 20, 1920, 2164. 31 32 16 American Labor and Economic Citizenship conflicts. The evidence brought forth by advocates for women and racial minorities suggested otherwise. If the federal government could intervene dramatically in the most private aspects of American life and commerce in order to enforce (however ineptly) the Eighteenth Amendment, they wondered, then why not the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments as well? Couldn’t this same government see the wisdom and justice in, at the very least, protecting the most exploited and vulnerable American workers?

33 Remarkably, changes brought on by emancipation, migration, franchise, or some other factor had, according to the Court and Congress, dissolved long-standing gender and racial “Calls Wage Ruling by Court a ‘Calamity,’” NYT, April 12, 1923, 11. Nancy Woloch, Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1996), 54–5; Alexander Tsesis, We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), 196–7. 33 Congress, House Committee on Appropriations, Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill, 1921.

Pdf. 27 A. F. McGoun, “Inequality and Accumulation,” JPE 32 (December 1924): 663–4. 28 Key works on the history of income inequality include Simon Kuznets, “Economic Growth and Income Inequality,” AER XLV (1955): 1–28; Jeffrey G. Williamson and Peter H. Lindert, American Inequality: A Macroeconomic History (New York: Academic Press, 1980); and Claudia Goldin and Robert A. Margo, “The Great Compression: The Introduction 13 Third, this apparent oversight suggests a failure to recognize that concentrating so much income into a small group of earners might stunt demand for the consumer products that American industry could now produce in such growing abundance.

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