What's good for business [electronic resource] : business and American politics since World War II / edited by Kim Phillips-Fein and Julian E. Zelizer.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
1 online resource (279 p.)
Business and politics -- United States -- History.
Industrial policy -- United States -- History.
United States -- Economic policy.
Electronic books.
This volume showcases the most exciting new voices in the fields of business and political history. While the media frequently warns of the newfound power of business in the world of politics, the authors in this book demonstrate that business has mobilized to shape public policy and government institutions, as well as electoral outcomes, for decades. Rather than assuming that business influence is inevitable, the chapters explore the complex evolution of this relationship in a wide range of different arenas--from attempts to create a corporate-friendly tax policy and regulations that would wo
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction: What's Good for Business; 1. The Advantages of Obscurity: World War II Tax Carryback Provisions and the Normalization of Corporate Welfare; 2. Virtue, Necessity, and Irony in the Politics of Civil Rights: Organized Business and Fair Employment Practices in Postwar Cleveland; 3. Moving Mountains: The Business of Evangelicalism and Extraction in a Liberal Age; 4. "Take Government out of Business by Putt ing Business into Government": Local Boosters, National CEOs, Experts, and the Politics of Midcentury Capital Mobility
5. The Liberal Invention of the Multinational Corporation: David Lilienthal and Postwar Capitalism6. Pharmaceutical Politics and Regulatory Reform in Postwar America; 7. Games of Chance: Jim Crow's Entrepreneurs Bet on "Negro" Law and Order; 8. The End of Public Power: The Politics of Place and the Postwar Electric Utility Industry; 9. Supermarkets, Free Markets, and the Problem of Buyer Power in the Postwar United States; 10. Rethinking the Postwar Corporation: Management, Monopolies, and Markets
11. The Politics of Environmental Regulation: Business-Government Relations in the 1970s and Beyond12. The Corporate Mobilization against Liberal Reform: Big Business Day, 1980; Epilogue; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Phillips-Fein, Kim.
Zelizer, Julian E.
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