American Law in the Age of Hypercapitalism: The Worker, the Family, and the State

American Law in the Age of Hypercapitalism: The Worker, the Family, and the State

by Ruth Colker, Aili Tripp
     
 

In American Law in the Age of Hypercapitalism, Ruth Colker examines how American law purports to reflect - and actively promotes - a laissez-faire capitalism that disproportionately benefits the entrepreneurial class. Colker proposes that the quality of American life depends also on fairness and equality rather than simply the single-minded and formulaic pursuit of… See more details below

Overview

In American Law in the Age of Hypercapitalism, Ruth Colker examines how American law purports to reflect - and actively promotes - a laissez-faire capitalism that disproportionately benefits the entrepreneurial class. Colker proposes that the quality of American life depends also on fairness and equality rather than simply the single-minded and formulaic pursuit of efficiency and utility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814715628
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
Critical America Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Tattered Safety Net1
2Affirmative Action27
3Disability Discrimination62
4Family and Medical Leave100
5Sexual Orientation Discrimination155
6Unprotected Workers182
7Medina's Story207
Notes221
Index245
About the Author251

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