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Slouching Towards Utopia: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century

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J. Bradford DeLong

February 2000

Slouching Towards Utopia: Introduction

Twentieth Century Wealth

The Meaning of Economic Growth


Divergence: The Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Economic Policy and Prosperity

From the British to the American Century

The Pre-WWI Gold Standard

Pre-WWI International Finance

Empires and Economic Leadership

World War I

Restoring the Pre-WWI Economy

Marxism, Fascism, Nazism

The Roaring Twenties

Sliding into the Great Depression

The Great Slump

Nazis and Soviets

Climbing Out of the Great Depression

The Depression at the Periphery

Falling into World War II

Present at the Creation: The Post-WWII Reconstruction

The Great Keynesian Boom

False Starts to Development

The High Tide of Social Democracy


Rolling Back the Welfare State

East Asia's Rise

The Fall of the Soviet Union

Break-up of the Third World

Ecology and Population

Technology and Productivity

Looking Forward

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