The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

Written by Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles, editors of The President and American Capitalism since 1945.   On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked commercial jets into the Pentagon and World Trade Center towers. Approximately 3,000 Americans perished in that day’s attacks. Only weeks later, on September 27, President George W. Bush spoke … Continue reading The President as American “Consumer-in-Chief”

The President and American Capitalism since 1945

"A compelling case for the prominent role of presidents in the social and economic fabric of American life."—Vicki Howard, author of From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store "A fascinating look at how presidents have handled their economic responsibilities since World War II."—Julian E. Zelizer, coeditor of What’s … Continue reading The President and American Capitalism since 1945