A New Deal for the 21st Century: Less Entitlement, More Accountability

Networks Financial Institute Working Paper No. 2011-WP-05

23 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2011

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Richard Christopher Whalen

Whalen Global Advisors LLC; Economic Advisory Committee of FINRA; Mortgage Bankers Association; National Mortgage News

Date Written: March 1, 2011


This paper explores the evolution of American economic policy since the New Deal. It argues that an accumulation of statist institutions and policies since World War II have led to the latest financial crisis in the housing sector. The paper then makes proposals with respect to fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve (Fed) System and the role of the dollar as the primary means of exchange in global commerce. The paper suggests a change in structure of the U.S. tax system from income to sales, privatization of much of the Fed and a gradual end of the "special" role for the dollar.

Keywords: New Deal, Federal Reserve, dollar, taxes, debt

Suggested Citation

Whalen, Richard Christopher, A New Deal for the 21st Century: Less Entitlement, More Accountability (March 1, 2011). Networks Financial Institute Working Paper No. 2011-WP-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1800724 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1800724

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