Regulating Big Business: Antitrust in Great Britain and America, 1880-1990

Regulating Big Business: Antitrust in Great Britain and America, 1880-1990

by Tony Freyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052135207X

ISBN-13: 9780521352079

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Late in the nineteenth century a new form of capitalism emerged in Great Britain and the United States. In both nations this economic transformation spawned social and political tensions that compelled the public and policy makers to decide upon an appropriate response to big business. A primary focus of public discourse was antitrust. This book explores the

Overview

Late in the nineteenth century a new form of capitalism emerged in Great Britain and the United States. In both nations this economic transformation spawned social and political tensions that compelled the public and policy makers to decide upon an appropriate response to big business. A primary focus of public discourse was antitrust. This book explores the development of big business from 1880 to 1990 in a comparative context. It shows that government policies influenced the point at which managerial capitalism prevailed first in America, then in Britain, and that the search for these policies reflected the adjustment of the business order to changing economic conditions.

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ISBN-13:
9780521352079
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The response to big business: the formative era, 1880–1914; 2. The divergence of economic thought; 3. The political response; 4. The courts respond to big business; 5. The impact of World War I, 1914–1921; 6. Tentative convergence, 1921–1948; 7. A British antimonopoly policy emerges, 1940–1948; 8. Uneven convergence since World War II; Conclusion.

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