Were Andrew Jackson’s Policies “Good for the Economy”?
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of The Independent Review


Old Hickory was a disaster for slaves and Native Americans, but from the perspective of the early-nineteenth-century electorate his policies were better than most. He curbed the growth of government, increased competition in the financial sector, and, most importantly, made resources more available to citizens by helping to put fertile land into the hands of the voting public.

Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples
    Spring 2016   The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
    Spring 2016   The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity
    Winter 2016   The Economic Future: An Introduction
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