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Economic Commentary

The Emerging Service Economy

Alice and the Dormouse in Lewis Carroll’s classic story offer a lesson about human nature that can be applied to our economy. Change often produces uncertainty and anxiety. When the economic environment changes, our anxieties are frequently reflected in political and legislative action.

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Suggested Citation

Beeson, Patricia E., and Michael F. Bryan. 1986. “The Emerging Service Economy.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 6/15/1986.

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