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The Resource Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream, Nicholas Lemann

Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream, Nicholas Lemann

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Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream
Title
Transaction man
Title remainder
the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Lemann
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A history of three economic and social thinkers and their impact on the American economy"--
  • Over the last generation, the United States has undergone seismic changes. Stable institutions have given way to frictionless transactions, which are celebrated no matter what collateral damage they generate. The concentration of great wealth has coincided with the fraying of social ties and the rise of inequality. How did all this come about? In Transaction Man, Nicholas Lemann explains the United States'--and the world's--great transformation by examining three remarkable individuals who epitomized and helped create their eras. Adolf Berle, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's chief theorist of the economy, imagined a society dominated by large corporations, which a newly powerful federal government had forced to become benign and stable institutions, contributing to the public good by offering stable employment and generous pensions. By the 1970s, the corporations' large stockholders grew restive under this regime, and their chief theoretician, Harvard Business School's Michael Jensen, insisted that firms should maximize shareholder value, whatever the consequences. Today, Silicon Valley titans such as the LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman hope "networks" can reknit our social fabric. Lemann interweaves these fresh and vivid profiles with a history of the Morgan Stanley investment bank from the 1930s through the financial crisis of 2008, while also tracking the rise and fall of a working-class Chicago neighborhood and the family-run car dealerships at its heart. Incisive and sweeping, Transaction Man is the definitive account of the reengineering of America and the enormous impact it has had on us all
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Lemann, Nicholas
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Corporations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream, Nicholas Lemann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-285) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Institution man -- The time of institutions -- Transaction man -- The time of transactions: rising -- The time of transactions: failing -- Network man -- Afterword: An attempt to use a tool -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
on1082560305
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374277888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082560305
Label
Transaction man : the rise of the deal and the decline of the American dream, Nicholas Lemann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-285) 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
Prologue -- Institution man -- The time of institutions -- Transaction man -- The time of transactions: rising -- The time of transactions: failing -- Network man -- Afterword: An attempt to use a tool -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
on1082560305
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780374277888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082560305

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