Political Economy Handbook
Return to Political Economy 2/2/20

1. Basics

Capitalism

Our Democratic Federalist

Capitalist Republic

 

 

2. Building America's Democratic Federalist Republic

1. The Early Colonial Period

2. Determining Political Power-"We the People"

3. Increasing We" of "We the People"

4. Thomas Jefferson Leader of the Opposition

5. Constitutional History of Our

Democratic Federalist Republic

6. Thomas Jefferson Opposition Leader

7. Capitalistic Democracy Profitable Government

 

3. Supplemental Textbooks
U.S. Government and Politics

Political Economy Readings

4. U.S. Recent Economic History
Economics of Trump's Win 1p
US Economic Normality 1945-2015   p 2
World Changed and Good Jobs Disappeared 1p
Great Recession 1p or 3 p

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5. One-Page U.S. Political Studies

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20th Century Decade Evaluation

Political Eras One 1788 to 1892   pdf
Political Eras Two 1896 to 2016   pdf


Presidential Elections One 1778-1824   pdf
Presidential Elections Two 1828-1852      
   Presidential Elections Three 1856-1892       

Presidential Elections Four 1896-1928   pdf
Presidential Elections Five 1932-72  
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Presidential Elections Six 1976-2012    
pdf

 

5. One-Page U.S. Political Studies

Use pdf for color printing.
20th Century Decade Evaluation

Political Eras One 1788 to 1892   pdf
Political Eras Two 1896 to 2016   pdf


Presidential Elections One 1778-1824   pdf
Presidential Elections Two 1828-1852      
   Presidential Elections Three 1856-1892       

Presidential Elections Four 1896-1928   pdf
Presidential Elections Five 1932-72  
   pdf  
Presidential Elections Six 1976-2012    
pdf

 

Berlin Wall

8. Interesting Stuff

Quick Notes NFL & Golf History
How the West Was Lost
Fifty Years of Economic Folly
--and the Stark

Choices Ahead by Dambisa Moyo 1 page review
and  
8 Minute Video and
43 Minute Video

The Predator State Video Part 1   Part 2

Decades of US Problems Faced by US

Thoughts Concerning Society

More Thoughts Concerning Society

9. War and Politics

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. By Christian Caryl. Basic; 400 pages
argues that 1979 belongs to the select club of real turning-points: "years in which one era ended and another was born. 1917 proved to be a bloody dead end and 1848 proved to be, in A.J.P. Taylor’s phrase, “a turning-point in history when history failed to turn”. But others, such as 1789 (when France’s ancient régime collapsed) and 1517 (when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door), resound down the ages." Editors note: Was the liberalism of the 20th century coming to an end?

Free Trade Doesn't  Work by Ian Fletcher, adjunct fellow at the United States Business and Industry Council, and CPA' In his effective 267 pages of text, Ian Fletcher dissects and often demolishes fundamental teachings about the benefits and risks of trade and replaces them with evidence based updates.  He then recommends a practical alternative based on clear objectives.

Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson from Stephen Lendman of counter currents "Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."

How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps review from  Boing Boing  
I just got done reading Howard Clark's new book "How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda (in Three Easy Steps). He's an ex-Marine and former Homeland Security adviser who says the way to win the war on terrorism is to help empower the mainstream Muslim community, who in recent years has been overshadowed in the public spotlight by fringe Al-Qaeda extremists. The whole idea of fighting terrorism with ideas and not weapons is definitely nothing new, but Clark's populist tone and foreign policy street cred was a refreshing perspective to have in the discussion. "Click on the link below in the next 30 minutes and I'll throw in this egg slicer absolutely free! Here's how to order!" Book's official site...  
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy
In this CSPAN2 book interview,  Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy.  Includes audience Q&A. 

Guns, Germs, and Steel -  the fates of human societies '...attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority." 

The Limits of Power The End of American Exceptionalism, Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. The Limits of Power Democracy Now interviews Andrew Bacevich, a conservative historian who spent twenty-three years serving in the US Army.