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The Resource Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo

Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo

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Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940
Title
Against the profit motive
Title remainder
the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940
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Nicholas R. Parrillo
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Language
eng
Summary
In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently provided for officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a fee for each defendant convicted. Tax collectors received a percentage of each evasion uncovered. Naval officers took a reward for each ship sunk. Numerous other officers were likewise paid for performance. This book is the first to document the American government's for-profit past, to discover how profit-seeking defined officialdom's relationship to the citizenry, and to explain how lawmakers<U+0127> �by ultimately banishing the profit motive in favor of the salary<U+0127> �transformed that relationship forever --
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Parrillo, Nicholas R
Dewey number
331.2813517309034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference
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  • Fees, Administrative
  • United States
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Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
The old regime : lawful bargaining for public services -- Bargaining outlawed -- A regulatory nightmare : salaries as a remedy for corrupt exchange and official lucre -- A government capable of saying "no" : salaries as a reaction against customer service -- State and local taxation : the tax ferrets -- Federal taxation : the moiety men -- Criminal prosecution : cash for convictions -- Incarceration : jailors' fees and penitentiary profits -- Naval warfare : prize money and blood money -- Epilogue : American state-building and the critique of bureaucracy
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FIEb17456782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 568 pages
Isbn
9780300194753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012051295
  • (OCoLC)828332594
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Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The old regime : lawful bargaining for public services -- Bargaining outlawed -- A regulatory nightmare : salaries as a remedy for corrupt exchange and official lucre -- A government capable of saying "no" : salaries as a reaction against customer service -- State and local taxation : the tax ferrets -- Federal taxation : the moiety men -- Criminal prosecution : cash for convictions -- Incarceration : jailors' fees and penitentiary profits -- Naval warfare : prize money and blood money -- Epilogue : American state-building and the critique of bureaucracy
Control code
FIEb17456782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 568 pages
Isbn
9780300194753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012051295
  • (OCoLC)828332594

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