Capitalists Against Markets: The Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States in the United States…

Paperback | July 15, 2002

byPeter A. Swenson

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Captialists Against Markets challenges the conventional wisdom that welfare state builders took their cues from labor and other progressive interests. Instead, Peter Swenson argues, pragmatic social reformers looked for support not only from below but also from above, taking into accountcapitalists interests and preferences. With original theory and surprising historical evidence, Capitalists Against Markets illuminates the political conditions for greater economic equality and social security in capitalist societies.

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Captialists Against Markets challenges the conventional wisdom that welfare state builders took their cues from labor and other progressive interests. Instead, Peter Swenson argues, pragmatic social reformers looked for support not only from below but also from above, taking into accountcapitalists interests and preferences. With origi...

Peter Swenson is at Northwestern University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"This is a book of great importance. Marshalling detailed historical evidence, Swenson persuasively challenges the view that employers were uniformly hostile to the creation of the welfare state by showing that this was untrue even in the United States. As an added bonus, it is quite grippinga read." --David Soskice, Research Professor of Political Science, Duke University