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The Resource Lobbying America : the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA, benjamin C. Waterhouse

Lobbying America : the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA, benjamin C. Waterhouse

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Lobbying America : the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA
Title
Lobbying America
Title remainder
the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA
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benjamin C. Waterhouse
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Language
eng
Summary
Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large. Arguing that business' political involvement was historically distinctive during this period, Waterhouse illustrates the changing power and goals of America's top corporate leaders. Examining the rise of the Business Roundtable and the revitalization of older business associations such as the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Waterhouse takes readers inside the mind-set of the powerful CEOs who responded to the crises of inflation, recession, and declining industrial productivity by organizing an effective and disciplined lobbying force. By the mid-1970s, that coalition transformed the economic power of the capitalist class into a broad-reaching political movement with real policy consequences. Ironically, the cohesion that characterized organized business failed to survive the ascent of conservative politics during the 1980s, and many of the coalition's top goals on regulatory and fiscal policies remained unfulfilled. The industrial CEOs who fancied themselves the "voice of business" found themselves one voice among many vying for influence in an increasingly turbulent and unsettled economic landscape. Complicating assumptions that wealthy business leaders naturally get their way in Washington, Lobbying America shows how economic and political powers interact in the American democratic system.--
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1978-
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Waterhouse, Benjamin C.
Dewey number
324.40973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • Lobbying
  • Pressure groups
  • Political action committees
  • Corporations
  • Business and politics
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Lobbying America : the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA, benjamin C. Waterhouse
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Introduction: American Business, American Politics 1 Chapter 1: From Consensus to a Crisis of Confidence 14 Chapter 2: A New Life for Old Lobbies 46 Chapter 3: The Birth of the Business Roundtable 76 Chapter 4: Business, Labor, and the Politics of Inflation 106 Chapter 5: The Producer versus the Consumer 140 Chapter 6: Uncertain Victory: Big Business and the Politics of Regulatory Reform 174 Chapter 7: A Tale of Two Tax Cuts 201 Chapter 8: Every Man His Own Lobbyist 229 Epilogue: American Politics, American Business 255 Abbreviations 265 Notes 267 Bibliography 311 Index 325
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17372938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780691149165
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)898123759
Label
Lobbying America : the politics of business from Nixon to NAFTA, benjamin C. Waterhouse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction: American Business, American Politics 1 Chapter 1: From Consensus to a Crisis of Confidence 14 Chapter 2: A New Life for Old Lobbies 46 Chapter 3: The Birth of the Business Roundtable 76 Chapter 4: Business, Labor, and the Politics of Inflation 106 Chapter 5: The Producer versus the Consumer 140 Chapter 6: Uncertain Victory: Big Business and the Politics of Regulatory Reform 174 Chapter 7: A Tale of Two Tax Cuts 201 Chapter 8: Every Man His Own Lobbyist 229 Epilogue: American Politics, American Business 255 Abbreviations 265 Notes 267 Bibliography 311 Index 325
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17372938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780691149165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898123759

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