Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. MccrawProphets of Regulation by Thomas K. Mccraw

Prophets of Regulation

byThomas K. Mccraw

Paperback | October 15, 1986

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"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McGraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers interested in history, biography, and Americana.
Thomas K. McCraw is Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. His book Prophets of Regulation was awarded the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in history.
Title:Prophets of RegulationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:October 15, 1986Publisher:Harvard

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ISBN - 10:0674716086

ISBN - 13:9780674716087

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Table of Contents

  • Adams and the Sunshine Commission
  • State to Federal, Railroads to Trusts
  • Brandeis and the Origins of the FTC
  • Antitrust, Regulation, and the FTC
  • Landis and the Statecraft of the SEC
  • Ascent, Decline, and Rebirth
  • Kahn and the Economist’s Hour
  • Regulation Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

A novel, stimulating approach. McCraw's effort to clarify the nature of regulation by carefully integrating biography, history of ideas and regulatory strategy pays handsome dividends. Each of these 'prophets' wrote extensively, even compulsively, about the theory and practice of regulation. McCraw skillfully melds their words and actions into a series of revealing intellectual portraits.An exceptionally good book on the development of government regulatory traditions in twentieth-century America, which illuminates as well the broader course of modern reform. [McCraw's] book will become a seminal work in the study of American regulation and reform.