New answers tagged

6 votes
Accepted

How important was the US steel industry to the allies during World War II?

A huge subject upon which much has been written and which would require considerable mining to even produce the barest meaningful statistical data. Without buying some obscure and expensive tomes, as ...
R Leonard's user avatar
  • 5,106
10 votes

How important was the US steel industry to the allies during World War II?

For the UK at least, not insubstantial: the available wartime steel supply was boosted by a dramatic increase in net steel imports. In the interwar period, the UK was typically a net exporter of ...
Brian Z's user avatar
  • 20.7k
8 votes

Did Gosplan use Sears Roebuck and similar catalogues to "fix prices"?

Wikipedia suggests that in East Germany (where the Office for prices was separate from the central Planning Committee), prices for some goods were indeed set by looking at prices in other countries. ...
Jan's user avatar
  • 9,207
2 votes

How much wealth did the US "earn" from Philippines during its occupation as a colony?

I don't expect you'll find a meaningful number that answers this question. There is no straightforward method that allows us to quantity the economic costs and benefits of a colonial relationship. To ...
Brian Z's user avatar
  • 20.7k
-1 votes

What was the economic incentive for "redlining"?

There's wouldn't have really been any economic incentive for racial discrimination. Unless the government compels discrimination based on skin color or ethnicity, businesses as a general rule are more ...
Aristocratic Jack's user avatar
22 votes
Accepted

What is/was a 'cardsetting engine'?

To get a possible difficulty with translations out of the way, here is the original footnote by Marx in German. As you can see, he does not translate the names of the machines. Erst seit ungefähr ...
ccprog's user avatar
  • 4,904
3 votes

What was the economic incentive for "redlining"?

In many areas compacts or social norms prohibited selling homes to Black people; this was done because (broadly) racist whites did not want to live in neighborhoods alongside Black families or, more ...
arp's user avatar
  • 159
45 votes
Accepted

What was the economic incentive for "redlining"?

Existing answers are missing critical points. Linking redlining to Jim Crow may be misleading because it wasn't just a Southern thing. It was practiced throughout the United States, not just in those ...
Brian Z's user avatar
  • 20.7k
5 votes

What was the economic incentive for "redlining"?

In the Southern USA, you have to remember that those responsible for Jim Crow discrimination were the white capitalist class who collectively were in a position to control banks and fund mortgages. ...
Steve's user avatar
  • 219

Top 50 recent answers are included