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Bigness Complex Industry, Labor, and Government in the American Economy

ISBN-10: 0804749698

ISBN-13: 9780804749695

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Walter Adams, James W. Brock

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Description:

This work confronts the myth that organizational giantism is the handmaiden of economic efficiency and well-being in a modern age. It demonstrates how bigness undermines economic productivity and progress, endangers democratic freedoms and exacerbates economic problems and challenges.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Tables and Charts
Preface
The Problem of Power
Power and Public Policy
Economists and Power
The Apologetics of Power
Operating Efficiency
Innovation Efficiency
Social Efficiency
The Political Economy of Power: A Historical Perspective
The Revolution of 1776: American Government
The Revolution of 1776: British Economic Policy
Competition and the Control of Power
The Role of Antitrust
Cartels
Monopoly
The Merger Problem
Horizontal Mergers and Joint Ventures
Vertical Mergers
Conglomerate Mergers
The Limitations of Antitrust
Government Intervention and Private Power
The Regulation of Power
Airlines: Regulation and Deregulation
The Limits of Deregulation
The Protection of Power
The Bailout of Power
The Coalescence of Power
The Labor-Industrial Complex
The "Sports-Industrial" Complex
Public Policy Alternatives
The Neo-Darwinist Vision
The Neoliberal Vision
A Public Philosophy
Notes
Index