ERIC Number: ED225903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Inflation. National Issues Forum.
Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
This booklet is designed to help citizens understand public issues concerning chronic inflation and to work toward acceptable solutions for ending inflation. There are seven chapters. Chapter one provides a brief explanation of the nation's inflation problem. The psychological, social, and economic impact of inflation is the topic of chapter two. The role that government plays in the inflation problem is the focus of the third chapter, which discusses how elected officials often promise more than the electorate is willing to pay for. Chapter four examines the trade-off between inflation and recession. Discussed in chapter five are ways to stop the wage-price spiral which occurs with every price increase, when millions of people scramble to raise their incomes to protect themselves. Chapter six deals with growth, suggesting that if we could return to the days of sustained growth, it would be easier to achieve stable prices. Four options for dealing with inflation are provided in the concluding chapter. Further reading materials are also listed. (RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Economic Factors, Economics Education, Government Role, Inflation (Economics), Political Influences, Political Issues, Public Affairs Education, Resource Materials, Social Problems
Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
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