By Malcolm Rutherford
The fiscal brain of America examines:
* the idea that of 'American' fiscal thought
* reassessment of pioneering American coverage analysts reminiscent of Irving Fisher, Wesley Mitchell, Harold Moulton and Leo Paslovsky, in addition to the theoretical contributions of Herbert Davenport and Frank Knight
* Thorstein Veblen's institutional economics and an exploration of the impression of Canadian and ecu financial thought
* research of contributions of C. S. Peirce, Alvin Johnson and technology fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein
* American economists' pursuits in in matters from 1886-1995.
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The Morrill Act of 1863 and the land-grant college systems that stemmed from it provided a springboard for the specialism of agricultural economics (a field which the United States pioneered). These arrangements themselves were made possible by America’s abundant endowment of land resources and by the policies developed by the Federal government for land disposal. The manner in which another subspecialism—labor economics—evolved was crucially influenced by the nation’s experience with mass immigration.
The Economic Mind in America: Essays in the History of American Economics (Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought) by Malcolm Rutherford