PUBLICATIONS
Books
The Independent Review
(Quarterly Journal)
Policy Reports
The Lighthouse
(Email Newsletter)
Commentary Articles
News Releases
Audio and Visual Programs
The Independent
(Quarterly Newsletter)
Research Articles
Working Papers
Course Adoption Program




Subscribe



Commentary
Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook

Contribute
Your participation will advance liberty. Join us as an Independent Institute member.



Contact Us
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1428

510-632-1366 Phone
510-568-6040 Fax
Send us email


Interested in working with us?  Click here for more information.

Bookmark and Share    

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


Abstract

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.

The full article will be posted six months after its initial print publication. In the meantime you may order this issue if you would like to read the full article.



Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples
    Summer 2014   The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future
    Spring 2014   Symposium on Successful Presidential Economic Policies: Introduction
    Winter 2014   Ten Economic Lessons from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
[View All (7)]


Volume 18 Number 4
Spring 2014

Subscribe Today

Buy Single Issues

Independent Review Issues

Articles by Subject

Independent Review Articles on Related Subjects




Home | About Us | Blogs | Issues | Newsroom | Multimedia | Events | Publications | Centers | Students | Store | Donate

Product Catalog | RSS | Jobs | Course Adoption | Links | Privacy Policy | Site Map
Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook
Copyright 2014 The Independent Institute