The New Deal and the Problem of Monopoly: A Study in Economic Ambivalence

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Fordham University Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 525 pages
A reissue of a classic study of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administrative policy toward monopoly during the New Deal. Both liberal and conservative observers since then have cited the policy as an example of illogic and inconsistency. Hawley shows that the inconsistency was the result of political tugging rather than muddy thinking by the president. He traces the patterns of conflict and compromise among the schools of thought that desired a rationalized, government-sponsored business commonwealth, those that hoped to restore and preserve a competitive system, and those that envisioned a form of democratic collectivism in which the monopoly power of businesses would be transferred to the state. First published in 1966 by Princeton U. Press; new introduction. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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About the author (1995)

Ellis W. Hawley is a member of the Department of History at the University of Iowa.

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