Money in American politics : the first 200 years / Richard Lawrence Miller.

Author
Miller, Richard Lawrence [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2021]
Description
ix, 251 pages ; 23 cm

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"The people who run our government are affected by money just like the rest of us. Over the years, many of these officials have worried about meeting mortgage payments, holding off creditors, and avoiding bankruptcy. Others made fortunes by devoting their time to supervising their business interests. Either way, these distractions affected the lives of everyday citizens--from the price of shirts to the decisions for war or peace. In school, students are taught about governmental principles underlying political controversies, but instructors seldom talk about money that presidents and cabinet members stood to gain or lose, depending on who prevailed in a political dispute. This book will help fill the gaps in that knowledge. To ignore the business activities of our leaders is to ignore most of their adult lives. Having such awareness allows voters to see motivations in government decisions that may otherwise be obscure. Concentrating on presidents and cabinet members, from the birth of the U.S. through the Carter administration, this book tells how they and their associates gained and lost wealth, and how this affected their nation's well-being"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781476684086 ((paperback))
  • 1476684081
LCCN
2021007004
OCLC
1242554435
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