Free Enterprise: An American History

August 20, 2019|
Free Enterprise: An American History by Lawrence B. Glickman
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An incisive look at the intellectual and cultural history of free enterprise and its influence on American politics

Throughout the twentieth century, “free enterprise” has been a contested keyword in American politics, and the cornerstone of a conservative philosophy that seeks to limit government involvement into economic matters. Lawrence B. Glickman shows how the idea first gained traction in American discourse and was championed by opponents of the New Deal. Politicians, believing free enterprise to be a fundamental American value, held it up as an antidote to a liberalism that they maintained would lead toward totalitarian statism.
 
Tracing how the idea of free enterprise has been used, Glickman shows how it has both constrained and transformed political dialogue. A fascinating look into the complex history, and marketing, of an idea that forms the lynchpin of the contemporary opposition to government regulation, taxation, and programs such as Medicare.
Title:Free Enterprise: An American HistoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inPublished:August 20, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300238258

ISBN - 13:9780300238259

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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