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Enterprise and American law, 1836-1937

Author: Herbert Hovenkamp; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Series: History e-book project.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An integration of law and economic ideas that charts the evolution of the legal framework that regulated American business enterprise from 1836-1937. It shows the relationship between economic theory  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Hovenkamp; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 0674257480 9780674257481
OCLC Number: 156898191
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Scholarly Publishing Office, 2002. (History e-book project) Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Description: x, 443 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction: Classicism, Democracy, and the Rule of Law Part I: The Classical Corporation and State Policy I. Classical Political Economy and the Business Corporation 2. Vested Corporate Rights 3. Politics and Public Goods 4. The Corporate Personality 5. Limited Liability 6. Corporate Power and Its Abuse Part Ii: The Economic Constitution 7. A Moral Theory of Political Economy 8. The Classical Theory of Federalism 9. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution Part Iii: The Rise of Regulated Industry 10. Market Failure and Constitutional Classicism: The Slaughter-House Cases 11. Regulation and Incorporation 12. The Railroads and the Development of Regulatory Policy 13. Federalism and Rate Discrimination Part Iv: The Political Economy of Substantive Due Process 14. Historical Explanation and Substantive Due Process 15. The American School of Political Economy 16. The Wages Fund 17. Market Failure and the Constitution Part V: The Labor Combination In American Law 18. Classical Theory and the Labor Cartel 19. Coercion and Its Meaning: Antitrust and the Labor Injunction Part Vi: The Antitrust Movement and the Theory of the Firm 20. American Merger Policy and the Failure of Corporate Law 21. The Classical Theory of Competition 22. The Rise of Industrial Organization 23. The Fixed-Cost Controversy 24. Potential Competition 25. Vertical Integration and Resale Price Maintenance Epilogue: Classical Enterprise in Decline Notes Index
Series Title: History e-book project.
Responsibility: Herbert Hovenkamp.

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