The 'War on Poverty' after 40 Years: A Minskyan Assessment
AbstractHyman 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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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;
Other versions of this item:
- Stephanie Bell & L. Randall Wray, 2004. "The "War on Poverty" after 40 Years: A Minskyan Assessment," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_404, Levy Economics Institute.
- Stephanie Bell & L. Randall Wray, . "The War on Poverty After 40 Years: A Minskyan Assessment," Economics Public Policy Brief Archive ppb_78, Levy Economics Institute.
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-05-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2004-05-02 (Education)
- NEP-HIS-2004-05-02 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-PKE-2004-05-02 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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