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New Government Report: Limiting Central Government Budget Deficits

Limiting Central Government Budget Deficits: International Experiences

by James K. Jackson
Paperback, 21 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437983073

The global financial crisis and economic recession spurred governments to boost fiscal expenditures to stimulate economic growth and to provide capital injections to support their financial sectors. The surge in fiscal spending, combined with a loss of revenue, has caused government deficit spending to rise sharply when measured as a share of GDP and increased the overall level of public debt. Budget deficits likely will stabilize, but are not expected to fall appreciably for some time. Contents of this report: Overview and Background; Austerity Measures in Europe; Impact on Gov’t. Budgets; Fiscal Consolidation: Country Efforts; Recent EU Austerity Measures; Budget Rules; Budget Rules in Europe: The Stability and Growth Pact. A print on demand report.

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May 23, 2011 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Economic Recovery

Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy

by Craig K. Elwell
Paperback, 18 pages, 2010, $15.00
ISBN: 9781437944174

“Contents: (1) Background: Severity of the 2008-2009 Recession; Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis and Recession: Monetary Policy Actions; Fiscal Policy Actions; (2) Is Sustained Economic Recovery Underway?; (3) The Shape of Economic Recovery: Demand Side Problems?: Consumption Spending; Investment Spending; Net Exports; Supply Side Problems?; Policy Responses to Increase the Pace of Economic Recovery: The Case for More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Monetary Stimulus; Economic Projections. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.”

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February 8, 2011 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

The Hook and The Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in American Popular Culture, 1840-1876 (Library Company of Philadelphia)

The Hook and The Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in American Popular Culture, 1840-1876
by Nicole Scalessa (Library Company of Philadelphia)
(Paperback, 46 pages, 2001, ISBN: 0914076981, $15.00)

Hook and BookNicole’s casual interest in old crochet and knitting patterns grew into a mission to search The Library Company’s collections and make available to patrons a comprehensive database of holdings focused on needle crafts and their relationship to the economy of the family, leisure, philanthropy, and manufacturing.

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Nicole’s research has allowed her to cross-reference a large number of materials on the history of knitting and crochet throughout the 19th century and translate patterns of the period for modern use while uncovering a social history of knitting and crochet in early American culture.

The culmination of her research is presented in both the exhibition and her book “Historic Reflections in Crochet.”

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July 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Poverty in the United States: 2008 (ISBN: 1437934285)

Poverty in the United States: 2008 (ISBN: 1437934285)
By Thomas Gabe (Paperback, 19 pages, 2010, $15)

In 2008, 39.8 million people were counted as poor in the U.S. — an increase of 2.6 million persons from 2007, and nearly the largest number of persons counted as poor since 1960. The poverty rate was reported at 13.2%; this is up from 12.5% in 2007, and is the highest rate since 1997. The recent increase in poverty reflects the worsening of economic conditions since the onset of the economic recession in December 2007.

Contents of this report: (1) Trends in Poverty; (2) Definition of Poverty; (3) Poverty Among: Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Nativity and Citizenship Status; Children; Adults with Low Education, Unemployment, or Disability; The Aged; (4) Receipt of Welfare Among the Poor; (5) Geography of Poverty. App.: U.S. Poverty Statistics: 1959-2008.

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June 11, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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