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The 'War on Poverty' after 40 Years: A Minskyan Assessment

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  • L. Randall Wray

    (The Levy Economics Institute, & University of Missouri-Kansas City)

  • Stephanie A. Bell

    (University of Missouri- Kansas City)

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Hyman Minsky is best known for his work in the area of financial economics, and especially for his financial instability hypothesis. In recent years, some authors have also recognized his advocacy of the “employer of last resort” as part of his “big government” intervention to help maintain stability. However, very little research has been undertaken regarding Minsky’s early involvement in the “War on Poverty.” This paper will trace the development of Minsky’s thinking on antipoverty policies to his support for welfare reform and federal job creation programs

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0404034.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 28 Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0404034

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Keywords: War on Poverty; employer of last resort; anti-poverty programs; Hyman Minsky; unemployment; job creation; welfare; economic opportunity; Keynesian policy; demand stimulus; full employment; structuralist;

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  1. J.A. Kregel, 1999. "Currency Stabilization through Full Employment: Can EMU Combine Price Stability with Employment and Income Growth?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 25(1), pages 35-47, Winter.
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Cited by:
  1. Pavlina R. Tcherneva, 2011. "Fiscal Policy: Why Aggregate Demand Management Fails and What to Do about It," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_650, Levy Economics Institute.
  2. L. Randall Wray, 2011. "The Dismal State of Macroeconomics and the Opportunity for a New Beginning," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_652, Levy Economics Institute.
  3. Pavlina R. Tcherneva, 2013. "Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Critical Assessment of Fiscal Fine-Tuning," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_772, Levy Economics Institute.
  4. L. Randall Wray, 2012. "The Euro Crisis and the Job Guarantee: A Proposal for Ireland," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_707, Levy Economics Institute.
  5. L. Randall Wray, 2011. "Lessons We Should Have Learned from the Global Financial Crisis but Didn't," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_681, Levy Economics Institute.
  6. L. Randall Wray, 2011. "A Minskyan Road to Financial Reform," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_655, Levy Economics Institute.

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