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The Resource The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present, Jonathan R. T. Hughes

The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present, Jonathan R. T. Hughes

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The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present
Title
The governmental habit
Title remainder
economic controls from colonial times to the present
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan R. T. Hughes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contrary to what generations of school children have been taught, Americans have used government to control and interfere with economic life ever since the first pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. These unplanned patchwork controls, which today reach into every facet of our lives, may not be as efficient as either economic planning or free market capitalism would be, but they exist and are an integral part of our legal system and social structure. We seem to prefer our own peculiar system of "regulated malfunctioning," the product of a long history stretching back to colonial times. The aim of the brilliant book is to explain how we came to our present methods of control over economic activity. It is the first attempt ever made to trace the history of government control from its colonial beginnings to the present.-- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hughes, Jonathan R. T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United States
Label
The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present, Jonathan R. T. Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A matter of pedigree -- Continental expansion -- The first reaction -- The search for stability -- The guaranteed economy and its future -- Epilogue- the long view
Control code
2542534
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780465026944
Lccn
76039914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)216316
Label
The governmental habit : economic controls from colonial times to the present, Jonathan R. T. Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A matter of pedigree -- Continental expansion -- The first reaction -- The search for stability -- The guaranteed economy and its future -- Epilogue- the long view
Control code
2542534
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780465026944
Lccn
76039914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)216316

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