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USA Economy in Brief

26 April 2011

This 2011 revised edition shows how competition shapes the U.S. economy and reflects the never-ending debate through history about the proper role of government in the economy.

Challenges

Evolution of the Economy

What the Economy Produces

Competition

Geography, Infrastructure

Government’s Role

Sidebar: Financial Regulation

Linked to the World

A New Chapter

Sidebar: Financial Crisis

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)