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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER21

Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, and National Defense

In This Chapter

  • The U.S. economic policies
  • Major economic theories in the United States
  • The Federal Reserve
  • The U.S. military departments
  • International alliances and trade pacts
  • The United Nations

Economic policy can be divided into three different areas: fiscal policy, monetary policy, and trade policy. The goals of economic policy are to control inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Economic policy also affects military spending and foreign aid.

Foreign policy and economic policy are very closely related. The economic status of the United States offers protection and ...

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