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Wealth, power, and the crisis of Laissez Faire capitalism

Author: Donald Gibson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This forcefully argued book offers a provocative picture of the political, intellectual, and economic forces that have shaped the history of the United States from its founding to the present day. Offering an extensive and in-depth critique of laissez-faire doctrine and a novel reformulation of the work of American System writers such as Daniel Raymond, Henry Carey, and Thorstein Veblen, author Donald Gibson traces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Gibson
ISBN: 9780230114876 0230114873
OCLC Number: 682891235
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 Serving Property or Promoting the General Welfare 1 --
2 American System v. Smith 19 --
3 Emerging Oligarchy: Absentee Owners Take Control 43 --
4 Imperialism and the Rise of an American Oligarchy 69 --
5 FDR and JFK Revive the American System 95 --
6 Oligarchs Take Over Foreign Policy 125 --
7 Oil, the IMF, and the Free Trade Imperialism Offensive 157 --
8 Bush, Laissez Faire, and Free Trade Imperialism 179 --
9 Laissez Faire at Home 205 --
10 An Oligarchy That Must Change and Can't Change 223.
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