This book provides a very broad and representative selection of the scholarly literature found in learned journals on the subject of government-business relations in the age of industry, the period since 1870. It covers all the arenas of business-government interaction.
Table of Contents
1. From Peckham to White: Economic Welfare and the Rule of Reason 2. The Taft Administration and the Sherman Antitrust Act 3. Great Expectations: The Search for Order in Bituminous Coal, 1890—1917 4. Herbert Croly, Progressive Ideology, and the FTC Act 5. Theodore Roosevelt and the Bureau of Corporations 6. Potential Competition and the American Antitrust Legislation of 1914 7. The Discovery that Business Corrupts Politics: A Reappraisal of the Origins of Progressivism 8. Losing to Win: U.S. Steel’s Pricing, Investment Decisions, and Market Share, 190 1—1938 9. Missouri and the Beef Trust: Consumer Action and Investigation, 1902 10. The Petroleum Industry in Transition: Antitrust and the Decline of Monopoly Control in Oil 11. The Politics of Bureaucratization and the U.S. Bureau of Corporations 12. Woodrow Wilson as “Corporate Liberal”: Toward a Reconsideration of Left Revisionist Historiography 13. Woodrow Wilson and the Political Economy of Modern United States Liberalism 14. Louis D. Brandeis, the New Freedom and the State 15. Business Disunity and the Progressive Movement, 1901—1914 16. Cottonseed Price-Fixing in Eastern North Carolina, 1903—1907