The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite

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Harvard University Press, May 7, 2013 - Social Science - 363 pages
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Critics warn that corporate leaders have too much influence over American politics. Mark Mizruchi worries they exert too little. American CEOs have abdicated their civic responsibilities in helping the government address national challenges, with grave consequences for society. A sobering assessment of the dissolution of America’s business class.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The Rise of the American Corporate Elite
22
3 The State and the Economy
46
4 Labor as Uneasy Partner
81
5 The Banks as Mediators
111
6 The Breakdown of the Postwar Consensus
139
The Fragmentation of the American Corporate Elite
180
8 The Aftermath
225
9 The Ineffectual Elite
266
Notes
289
References
325
Index
355
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