Cycles in American Politics
how political, economic and cultural trends have shaped the nation.
About the Book
Michael Alexander extends his analysis of financial cycles in Stock Cycles (2000) and economic cycles in The Kondratiev Cycle (2002) to American politics. Alexander presents an empirical method to track Arthur Schlesinger's cycle of liberalism and conservatism and relates it to economic and cultural cycles. He proposes a mechanism for the Schlesinger cycle and its interaction with other cycles. Finally he assesses our current location within the cycle and uses the cycle to put into perspective several of the major issues of the day, including the War on Terror, Social Security, the economy and energy policy.
About the Author
Michael Alexander, Ph. D., is a research engineer at Pfizer Corporation. He has had a lifelong interest in political and economic history. He is the author of three previous books on economic and financial cycles. He is married and has two daughters. He lives in Kalamazoo Michigan.