Johnson’s Great Society to Nixon’s Gamble

  • Eric R. Crouse


This chapter focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and the persistence of Keynesian thinking during the Richard Nixon years. Nixon’s wage and price controls end in failure, but many business leaders and consumers approved of his actions. The chapter contains brief biographies of Johnson, Nixon, and others and clarifies that there was no slowing of the momentum of government’s role in managing the economy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric R. Crouse
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  1. 1.Tyndale University CollegeTorontoCanada

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