Fall of the Bell System A Study in Prices and Politics
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Description: AT&T's divestiture was the largest corporate reorganization in history and has had international repercussions. It was a major development in American economic policy, and a prominent part of the deregulation movement of the late 1970s. This study reveals the internal decision-making process at AT&T and explains how private and public interests combined to shape corporate and public policy in late 20th-century America. Temin weaves the strands of politics, economics, business, and law into an accessible narrative history that will be of interest to the general reader who wants to know about government business interaction and how it affects American citizens. Temin portrays divestiture as a great experiment in public policy, competition, openness, and international policy. He concludes that the experiment has been a mix of deliberate design and uncontrollable forces whose outcome was not foreseen.
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/28/1989
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Peter Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT and the author of Lessons from the Great Depression (MIT Press) and other books. Temin and Vines are coauthors of The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It.
|List of tables, figures, and plates|
|Note on sources|
|Setting the stage|
|Competition comes to the Bell System|
|Action and reaction|
|The conflict broadens|
|Fighting on all fronts|
|Creating the new order|