Cycles in American Politics

how political, economic and cultural trends have shaped the nation.

by Michael A. Alexander



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/19/2004

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 225
ISBN : 9780595775279
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 225
ISBN : 9780595327218

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.