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Freedom to harm : the lasting legacy of the laissez faire revival

Author: Thomas O McGarity
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during the last quarter of the twentieth century on the federal regulatory system and the state civil justice system to accomplish a revival of the laissez faire political economy that dominated Gilded Age America. Although the consequences of these assaults became  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas O McGarity
ISBN: 9780300141245 0300141246
OCLC Number: 813287569
Description: ix, 394 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The laissez faire benchmark --
Freedom reined : the progressive era through the public interest era --
Freedom, responsibility, and accountability --
The intellectual and financial foundations --
The idea infrastructure --
The influence infrastructure --
The assaults on regulation --
Worker safety --
Environmental protection --
Drug and device safety --
Food safety --
Transportation safety --
Financial protection --
Consumer protection --
Civil justice --
Disabled government --
Patch-and-repair --
Striking a new bargain.
Responsibility: Thomas O. McGarity.

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Looks at America's succession of "laissez-faire revivals" that show how anti-regulatory business crusades harm public safety and economic performance with a look at the Gilded Age, from the late  Read more...

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Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in the U.S. Politics Category. -- Outstanding Academic Title Choice

 
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