American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power

American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power

by John Kenneth Galbraith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560006749

ISBN-13: 9781560006749

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

In his new introduction to this classic text on political economy, Galbraith reasserts the validity of the core thesis of American Capitalism: The best and established answer to economic power is the building of countervailing power. The trade union remains an equalizing force in the labor markets, and the chain store is the best answer to the market power of

Overview

In his new introduction to this classic text on political economy, Galbraith reasserts the validity of the core thesis of American Capitalism: The best and established answer to economic power is the building of countervailing power. The trade union remains an equalizing force in the labor markets, and the chain store is the best answer to the market power of big food companies. This work remains an essential guidepost of American mores as well as that as of the American economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560006749
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Classics in Economics Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition

I. The Insecunty of Illusion

II. The Foundations of the Faith

III. The Problem of Power

IV. The Abandonment of the Model

V. The Ogre of Economic Power

VI. The Depression Psychosis

VII. The Economics of Technical Development

VIII. The Unseemly Economics of Opulence

IX. The Theory of Countervailing Power

X. Countervailing Power and the State

XI. The Case of Agriculture

XII. The Role of Decentralized Decision

XIII. The Role of Centralized Decision

XIV. The Problem of Restraint

Index

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