American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera, 1919-1984 2 Linear Feet — 1000 Items
Accession (2009-0196) (1000 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1919-1984) consists of pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, brochures, and other publications and periodicals from a variety of pro-libertarian and right wing organizations, including the American Economic Foundation and the National Economic Council, Inc. There is a wide range of materials, but many are related to topics such as gold and silver, the value of money, conspiracy theories, the taxation of the American people, and inflation. Early materials idealize the work of Henry George, a political economist who proposed a land value tax. Post-World War II materials frequently discuss foreign aid and the Marshall Plan, tending to espouse anti-communist viewpoints. 1970s-era materials tend to discuss gold, inflation, and monetary reform.