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Product Details

  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (January 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466249544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466249547
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,078,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As Americans debate income disparity and federal policies aimed at ending the recession, debut author Dunn revisits history to unearth relevant data from public policy spanning the first decade of the 20th century to the present. In economics, there are always opposing viewpoints; whether or not readers share the author's conclusions, they will find his approach well-reasoned, his presentation crisp and his historical details engaging...Cogent, well-constructed...deserves wide readership."
-Kirkus Indie Reviews

"Dunn's new book weaves the rise of large corporations, expansion of the federal government, and the growth of America's vibrant non-profit sector into an enjoyable epic. Dunn delivers a timely exploration of how corporate profits, personal fortunes and philanthropy have benefitted American society over the course of a century. The book is clear about innovation as an essential source of new jobs, rising tax revenues, and improved money flows at non-profits."
-Legatus Magazine

From the Author

Our history includes so many stories that can guide the decisions we make today. The progress made--and the setbacks--show us what worked, and what did not work, in promoting the common good. My hope is that readers will find this an interesting and easily readable history that provides new information for our national discussions.

More About the Author

Joe Dunn was born in Philadelphia, PA. His thirty year career at a major property-casualty insurance company provided unique access to Fortune 500 corporations. Visits to their facilities in the U.S. and abroad, and face-to-face conversations with employees revealed a great deal about their morale, training, and commitment to the company's mission. Meetings with senior executives provided wide access to their business strategies and ways of building competitive advantage, the levers of profitability in their industry, and how local, national and international regulations affect their decisions. Dunn also served on the boards of American Nuclear Insurers and Industrial Risk Insurers.

Since retiring from corporate life, he has conducted extensive research into the ways in which corporations, government, and non-profit organizations interact to affect the general welfare, and the impact of profits and wealth in society.

Dunn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's College (now University) and completed executive education programs at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Darden School of Business (University of Virginia).

He resides in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with his wife, Patricia.

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Chapter after chapter is written for the layman and is a flowing and easy read.
Joanne Newnam of Washington Crossing, PA
This upbeat work explains to a considerable extent why things work the way they do today, and puts the lie to those who claim the system is badly broken.
Gary in Yardley
I just finished reading "After One Hundred Years" and it was everything I needed during this time in American history.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary U. on May 5, 2012
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This book was extremely hard to put down. It is filled with key facts and statistics that explain the inner workings of the U.S. economy. Not only does this book do a great job of presenting and then disecting the importance of business, wealth, and politics on the economy, but it does so in a spell-binding way.

The history of how some of the most important American families have distributed their wealth and the resulting impact on society is beautifully described. Finally, metrics and insightful analysis provide a clear and crisp summary of the guts of what one should remember from the first one hundred years. I would recommend this book to all from early high school to later adulthood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary in Yardley on April 1, 2012
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A fascinating and spirited exposition of what has happened and what has really mattered in our economy and society during approximately the last century. This upbeat work explains to a considerable extent why things work the way they do today, and puts the lie to those who claim the system is badly broken. Instead, our system and institutions, if given a chance, work very well, and bring the greatest good to the greatest number.
I was expecting something with all the appeal of a textbook, and instead found an exceedingly readable work that was hard to put down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David J. Templeton on July 2, 2013
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Fascinating to learn that many of the recent trends to denounce and punish successful entrepreneurs and business leaders has all happened before... in the last 100 years. It is also comforting to see that we not only survived inept governmental experiments and misguided ideology, but grew to be the greatest nation in the world because of inspired leaders, mostly in the private sector.

The most impressive facet of "After One Hundred Years" is the tremendous research that employed hard cold facts for the reader to understand the past rather than the partisan rhetoric we hear so much in the media. This was a most enjoyable history lesson to which very few of us ever get exposed. I am not a history buff but after reading the first few pages of this book, I could not put it down. For anyone interested in thinking about the political and economic future of this great nation, they need to read "After One Hundred Years" to first understand the past.

Great Read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Scott on May 27, 2013
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This in depth study of business activities over the last 100 years is exhaustive and illuminating. It is not for the casual reader as the author has studied extensively and in depth and provided valuable footnotes and references. However once one has taken the time to dip into this scholarly and insightful volume it will grip you and fascinate you with its conclusions.

For example it cites Henry Ford's amazing acumen and enormous success which was followed by his failure to diversify and keep pace with the competition. The book also documents the foresight of so many of those early titans of industry that raised tremendous fortunes dwarfing the success of many of the names we are familiar with today. So many of these early businessmen had the foresight to se these huge fortunes to endow library foundations, public education and many other critical activities that we take for granted today. We owe them a debt of gratitude for what they contributed to society. The author points that accumulated wealth is always returned to society in one way or another.

Finally as one reads of current concerns regarding the shrinking middle class and living standards. The author demonstrates how the standard of living of everyone today has reached unimaginable heights compared to that of 100 years ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. E. J. Flanigan on February 17, 2013
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Works in this genre are usually found in university libraries, written as doctoral dissertations. However, Dunn's work is a result of personal scholarship and a passion for sharing his knowledge. One of the many strengths of this book is its easy, readable, almost conversational style. This makes each chapter readily available to many age groups as each would enjoy Dunn's approach. He sets up the concept or situation, gives the background, shows its impact, integrates it with other relevant topics, and then opens the reader's mind to show the effect on subsequent events. This truly is a work worthy of the Latin description "Magnum Opus"--a great work, indeed.
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Joseph Dunn's, After One Hundred Years, Corporate Profits, Wealth & American Society, is a fascinating, engrossing and contemporary book. In light of current politics, it answers so many questions about how corporations operate with easily understandable explanations of profit and costs. His presentation of seven corporate sectors, their history and how in particular the price of gas is determined, his chapter on alternative energy and the positive contributions corporations have made to the world is enlightening. The history of taxation and its consequences on national economics with specific references to presidential input is an eye opener. One absorbing example is how the United States fostered economic recovery in Europe after World War II through taxation here. He addresses how government legislation has not only effected corporations but also how it effected, both pro and con, the wealth of a nation and its people. Legislative ignorance of economics and taxation often slowed recession recoveries. One conclusion is inevitable, without corporations poverty and suffering would be so much greater here and in all nations. Chapter after chapter is written for the layman and is a flowing and easy read.
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