economics

  1. Sarthak Bikram Panta

    1950s British Economic Sanity Options and its Butterflies

    Now many threads regarding sanity options have been done, mainly (read: all) revolving around WW2 and WW1. However how about a Sanity option thread regarding British economics from exactly 1st Jan, 1950. Also discuss potential economic policies that would have been good and beneficial for...
  2. GameBawesome

    World without Large influx of New World Wealth?

    What if, for some reason, Spain never conquers the Aztecs or Inca? (Most likely POD, Cortez dying, and no conquistadors come for some ASB reason), and the Spanish never gains the Large amount of New World wealth of Gold and Silver? There can be those countries who can still get rich off of...
  3. AHC/WI: Have Classical Gold Standard Survive into 21st Century

    This is a rarely (if ever) discussed alternate history scenario or challenge, but one which for a variety of reasons has been of interest to me since long before I joined this site. The challenge is to have the classical gold standard of pre-World War One maintained up to the present day, and...
  4. What would the effects be on a nation implementing a land value tax?

    If, say the USA implemented a nationwide land value tax, what would the effects be of it? A land value tax is generally considered a progressive tax since, to quote John Stuart Mill "A tax on rent falls wholly on the landlord. There are no means by which he can shift the burden upon anyone...
  5. What Caused the Early 1990's Recession?

    From 1990-1991, the US experienced a recession. The poor economy caused George H.W. Bush to lose his 1992 re-election bid and gave rise to the term "jobless recovery." Compared to 1982 or 2008 the early 1990s recession was mild, but it was nonetheless politically and historically important. What...
  6. Effects of More Soviet Influence in the Middle East?

    One of the great victories of the US in the Cold War was their out-manoeuvring of both the British and Soviets for position of pre-eminent power in the Middle East. Combined with American economic and banking power, good diplomacy helped ensure that the US had (and still has) a privileged...
  7. Roman Suez Canal - Was it Possible?

    There was no need for locks since the Mediterranean and the Red Sea are level, so if an Emperor like Augustus or Trajan ordered one built and had 20,000 men put to work on it, it would be finished eventually wouldn't it, even if it fell to one of their successors to finish it? This analysis I...
  8. WI: Earlier end to the UK post-war economic consensus?

    Between 1945 and 1979 the two main UK political parties, Labour and Conservative, both tacitly agreed on a Keynesian economic approach whenever either was in power - a mixed economy of state-owned industries (such as coal/steel) and private enterprise, with high levels of public investment. Come...
  9. WhiteDragon25

    AHC: Give the Nazis a Coherent Economic Policy

    Let's be clear: we all know that the Nazis sucked at economics. The most charitable thing you could say about their 'economic' policy was that it was a masterfully-crafted Ponzi scheme designed to patch up the German economy just enough to fool everybody that they had something going, while...
  10. Gukpard

    Was Brazil's industrialization program under JK really effective?

    Juscelino Kubitschek was the brazilian president from 1955 until 1960, and while Vargas set up the base for the industrialization of Brazil, it was during JK government that the industrial boom took place, with the % of industry in the total GDP growing from 13,75% under Vargas to 18,34% during...
  11. World systems: low equilibria traps for capital or capitalism pre-1900

    Speculation at the other board on monstrous 20th centuries led me to answer: capitalism goes low equilibria as a weak radical workers movement causes Ford-Taylorism to be unnecessary to buy off / discipline / sweat labour. But as a world-system capitalism a socialist we know it, and its...
  12. Lord_Vespasian

    Development of the Internet and Intermodal Containers By A Stronger and Longer Lasting British Empir

    In a world where the Empire remained strong and stable, (Why? I don't know, perhaps no intervention in WWI to start) would it have funded people and projects that could lead to an earlier form of the Internet (primary incentive being faster and safer communication across the Empire in a way the...
  13. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2
    Threadmarks: Story 1642 November 4 1942

    11 miles south of Dili, November 4, 1942 Pork, that was all that he could smell. If he ignored the reality, he could almost remember his childhood fascination with the smoke houses that lined the tobacco fields of his coastal Carolina home. The infantryman walked carefully forward, past the...
  14. Economic results of a Central Powers victory?

    So from what I understand, to keep the war going, the British and French were reliant on American loans and support to help fund their war effort. If, by 1917-1918 the Germans manage to win a victory and get to dictate terms of peace, how bad is the resultant economic situation going to be...
  15. Small WI - Less Extreme Tax Cuts in 1926

    OTL, the 1926 Tax Code lowered the top tax rate (for those making $500,000 or more) from 46% to 26%. Supposing, with the previous cuts (1921-24) being unaffected, this change hadn't been made or wasn't so drastic? I don't think the US goverment would have to be particularly progressive for this...
  16. Industrial Progress: A Story Of Venetian Suffrage (Haitus)
    Threadmarks: Summary

    Summary: The story of Venetian suffrage as the Patricians of Venice blunders unintentionally toward equality and industry. This TL is written so that no background knowledge is required to enjoy the TL. Q&A in the post below. The focus is on social change in the aristocratic police state that is...
  17. Gukpard

    How the Russian desaster of the 90s could be prevented?

    As we know Russia suffered a massive crisis in the 1990s, the healtcare system collapsed (something that still have effects even today), along with the greatest recession in Russian history, but this we all know My question is: Starting at the fall of East Germany, how could we prevent, or at...
  18. Gukpard

    How was the economy of italy during fascism?

    I don't mean their economic policy, I want to know if they recovered from the great depression or Italy remained with the same problems (or even worse) as the pre fascist era Cheers
  19. Miss Construction

    Fact checking - central powers and oil 1st WW

    I'm working on an ATL where Gallipoli succeeds, the Ottomans fall, Bulgaria stays out and Romania isn't conquered. It occurred to me that this raises the issue of oil. I checked online (my library is 500 km away) as far as I could. I found only one reference, this stated that Romania was the...
  20. Gukpard

    What was Paul Samuelson logic on the soviet economy?

    Paul Samuelson was a american economist that won the nobel prize, the swedish royal academy even said that "he has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory" He was know for extrapolating and using fake data of the soviet...
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