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Prophets of regulation : Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, Alfred E. Kahn

Author: Thomas K McCraw
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1984.
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Four barons of regulation, the complex relationship between business and government, are profiled with insight toward their individual influence on their agencies. Analyzing these men as "independent social force[s]" questions the validity of personal regulatory failure versus institutional regulatory failure, and why regulation is still an active part of government today.
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McCraw, Thomas K.
Prophets of regulation.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1984
(OCoLC)648382494
Named Person: Charles Francis Adams; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; James McCauley Landis; Alfred E Kahn; Charles Francis Adams; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Alfred Edward Kahn; Charles Francis (Politiker) Adams; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; James McCauley Landis; Alfred E Kahn; Charles Francis Adams; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; James McCauley Landis; Alfred Edward Kahn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas K McCraw
ISBN: 0674716078 9780674716070 0674716086 9780674716087
OCLC Number: 10349878
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1985.
Description: ix, 387 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Adams and the Sunshine Commission --
State to federal, railroads to trusts --
Brandeis and the origins of the FTC --
Antitrust, regulation, and the FTC --
Landis and the statecraft of the SEC --
Ascent, decline, and rebirth --
Kahn and the economist's hour --
Regulation reconsidered.
Responsibility: Thomas K. McCraw.
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Four barons of regulation, the complex relationship between business and government, are profiled with insight toward their individual influence on their agencies. Analyzing these men as "independent social force[s]" questions the validity of personal regulatory failure versus institutional regulatory failure, and why regulation is still an active part of government today.

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