The Kennedy Administration Decision-Making in Economic Policy: The Tax Cut of 1964
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There has been much talk about the institution of models and theory building in the field of political science. But the question arises as to the usefulness of all this theory if it cannot be applied to practical problems. Since I find that I can agree with the models and theories of Easton, Truman and others, I wondered how these models would react in a specific application. About this time it came to my attention that under the Kennedy Administration many novel things were happening in economic policy. Between 1961 and 1963, economic policy changed from what is known as the classical or traditional to the Keynesian. How did this come about? This is the question that lies at the base of my thesis. Unfortunately time does not permit an integrated study of economics. There are too many agencies of government and too many different policies involved to be able to discuss them knowledgeably in a thesis of this scope. Therefore this work concentrates on economic fiscal policy and the executive decision-making process. It is an attempt to apply political theory to a specific case study.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.