Prophets of Regulation

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Oktober 1986



"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McGraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers interested in history, biography, and Americana.


* Adams and the Sunshine Commission
* State to Federal, Railroads to Trusts
* Brandeis and the Origins of the FTC
* Antitrust, Regulation, and the FTC
* Landis and the Statecraft of the SEC
* Ascent, Decline, and Rebirth
* Kahn and the Economist's Hour
* Regulation Reconsidered
* Notes
* Acknowledgments
* Index


Thomas K. McCraw is Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History.


A novel, stimulating approach... McCraw's effort to clarify the nature of regulation by carefully integrating biography, history of ideas and regulatory strategy pays handsome dividends... Each of these 'prophets' wrote extensively, even compulsively, about the theory and practice of regulation. McCraw skillfully melds their words and actions into a series of revealing intellectual portraits. Washington Post Book World McCraw explains sophisticated economic theory in accessible terms, and he has a historian's knack for isolating such basic American traits as a mistrust of big business and for showing how regulators manipulated these traits to implement their policies. New York Times Book Review
EAN: 9780674716087
ISBN: 0674716086
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1986
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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