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In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938 Hardcover – June, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr; First Edition edition (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0838753256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0838753255
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,622,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent study of how business collaborated with government during the New Deal era. The origins of the NRA and how it stifled trade and raised prices for consumers is a key part of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Owen Kellogg on July 11, 2012
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Very well researched book showing how big goverment and big business worked together to protect themselves under the guise of protecting the consumer. The victim of all of this was the consumer.
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By M. Clapper on January 7, 2013
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Excellent book - a revealing source that explains how the United States transitioned from a relatively free market where success was governed by merit - to a managed economy where success is governed by a combination of insider status, political pandering and to a lesser degree, merit.

As with most of the United States' moves toward socialism, a fundamental principle of the US Constitution had to be set aside to remove the free market. In this case, that principle was the equal protection of the laws. For a relatively small cabal to acquire the power to regulate the remainder of their industry, and to force compliance with those regulations, required a special status under the law for the favored class, and a special duty under the law for the regulated class. This was and continues to be an outrageous injustice ensuring enabling some to always succeed - with minimal effort - while the remainder will succeed to a far lesser degree than their efforts might otherwise justify.

Great historical resource.
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