Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Tue Jul 14 08:12:42 PDT 1998

christian a. gregory wrote:

>when did folks start using the FIRE acronym? or has it been around for
>something like an institutional eternity? more specifically, was it being
>used by the 1970's?

Can't tell you specifically about the acronym, but the national income accounts have been calling the sector "finance, insurance, and real estate" since at least the 1958 revisions.


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