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The Resource The great leveler : capitalism and competition in the court of law, Brett Christophers

The great leveler : capitalism and competition in the court of law, Brett Christophers

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The great leveler : capitalism and competition in the court of law
Title
The great leveler
Title remainder
capitalism and competition in the court of law
Statement of responsibility
Brett Christophers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For all the turmoil that roiled financial markets during the Great Recession and its aftermath, Wall Street forecasts once again turned bullish and corporate profitability soared to unprecedented heights. How does capitalism consistently generate profits despite its vulnerability to destabilizing events that can plunge the global economy into chaos? The Great Leveler elucidates the crucial but underappreciated role of the law in regulating capitalism's rhythms of accumulation and growth. Brett Christophers argues that capitalism requires a delicate balance between competition and monopoly. When monopolistic forces become dominant, antitrust law steps in to discourage the growth of giant corporations and restore competitiveness. When competitive forces become dominant, intellectual property law steps in to protect corporate assets and encourage investment. These two sets of laws - antitrust and intellectual property - have a pincer effect on corporate profitability, ensuring that markets become neither monopolistic, which would lead to rent-seeking and stagnation, nor overly competitive, which would drive down profits. Christophers pursues these ideas through a close study of the historical development of American and British capitalist economies from the late nineteenth century to the present, tracing the relationship between monopoly and competition in each country and the evolution of legal mechanisms for keeping these forces in check. More than an illuminating study of the economic role of law, The Great Leveler is a bold and fresh dissection of the anatomy of modern capitalism."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christophers, Brett
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Competition
  • Capitalism
  • Antitrust law
Label
The great leveler : capitalism and competition in the court of law, Brett Christophers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Competition under capitalism -- Exchange production for markets -- Law as leveler -- Designs on monopoly -- The revival of competition -- Remaking monopoly for the twenty-first century
Control code
FIEb1779447x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780674504912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905600419
Label
The great leveler : capitalism and competition in the court of law, Brett Christophers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Competition under capitalism -- Exchange production for markets -- Law as leveler -- Designs on monopoly -- The revival of competition -- Remaking monopoly for the twenty-first century
Control code
FIEb1779447x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780674504912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905600419

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