Economics in the 1950s
Essay title: Economics in the 1950s
By the 1950s people were beginning to realize that the economy affects every person individually, whether they have a salary of fifty cents to ten million dollars. The security of our jobs and how much we earn doing them, the cost of the goods we buy, the price we pay to borrow money, and the interest we get by saving it are all directly related to the health of the economy. And in the 1950s the American economy was the strongest in the world.

In the 1950s people were receiving jobs as large companies created more jobs and we were buying new technology such as the transistor and color television. People also began to work in white-collar jobs more than ever, and the baby boom, coupled with the GI Bill, laid the groundwork for newly developed communities and suburbs. Other economic activities were buying on credit, playing the stock market, and taking loans from banks.

A nations prosperity is measured by its national income, the value of all the goods and services it produces, and also called the gross national product (GNP). By that measure, as by many others, the United States was the unquestioned world leader after World War II. In 1950 the U.S. GNP was $284.6 billion, and by the end of the 1950s it had increased to $482.7

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