In the wake of World War II, the United States devoted considerable resources to building a liberal economic order, which Washington believed was necessary to preserving not only prosperity but also peace after the war, and antitrust was a cornerstone of that policy. This fascinating book shows how the United States sought to impose its antitrust policy on other nations, especially in Europe and Japan.
About the Author
Wyatt Wells is associate professor of history at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is the author of Economist in an Uncertain World: Arthur F. Burns and the Federal Reserve, 1970-1978.
Table of Contents
|1.||The Cartel Ideal||4|
|2.||The Context of Antitrust||27|
|3.||Reform versus Mobilization||43|
|4.||Making the World Safe for Competition||90|
|5.||Among Unbelievers: Antitrust in Germany and Japan||137|
|6.||The New Order in Practice: The Cases of Oil and Steel||187|
|Essay on Sources||257|
What People are Saying About This
A rich sweeping history of the cartel problem.... A first-rate book that will be of interest to policymakers, scholars, and business leaders as they enter into the global economy in the twenty-first century.
This book is essential reading for those interested in how the United States sought to transform the international economy in its own image, a mission whose impact still reverberates in today's world.
With style and verve, Wells sheds much-needed light on a murky, widely misunderstood, but vital subject. With an insight and thoroughness seldom encountered in histories of international cartels, he probes the underlying logic that led to their creation and persistence. This is a book that will become the standard in its field.