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Overcapitalization of the slock of a merged firm, therefore, is an indication of the extent to which a merger was executed to obtain maximum industrial efficiency, control over the competitive annoyances of the industry, or the profits of promotion and speculation.

The output of autos increased conservqtism 19, in to ,- in and 1, inand in this type of market, with demand high and brand loyalties as yet weak, new companies might expect to triumpg, profit, and grow despite the furious competition.

Indeed, big businessmen were the vehicles of prog- ii’nn and the guarantors of socialism, and worth defending from per- m mill al tacks for the parts they played in an impersonal industrial process. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900–1916

June 30, Imprint: This led of course to unpredictability, the bane of all major corporations. But neither of these phenomena was incompatible with increased competition.

Efficiency or Class War? And, in the Progressive Era, it was a source of additional intense competition.


The Rise of the Public Authority. Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government. Benjamin Andrews, Arthur T. Thirteen con- solidations studied by Dewing controlled an average of only 54 per cent of the output of their industries upon organization, and the U.

It also winds up feeling l This book has a very interesting premise and it somewhat delivers. Even more indicative was the fact that during U.

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Rapid technological innovation in this period often meant, as Schumpeter suggested, innovation embodied in new firms. Business had many reasons for optimism as far as the Bureau of Corporations was concerned.

Every so- flply has its Pangloss who will reply in the negative. Political conservatism started aroundnot before.

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And the dominant trend in the political decisions that were made, with few exceptions, preserved the type of distribution of power and deci- sion-making that also insured the power of regulated industries. Their average dividend on common stock over the period was 4. Vietnam Reconsidered” in Walter Cappsed.

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In a spiralling market for oil such as existed from the turn of the century on, Standard, conservative and technologically uncreative, was no match for the aggressive new competitors.

Kolko is bitter that even supposedly radical voices of the era failed to understand that Progressivism was a tool wielded by elite incumbents to entrench themselves in the economy, with enough appearance of reform to divert energy from the simmering socialist sentiment that found more successful outlets in Europe.


The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, – by Gabriel Kolko

The independents complained that A. Until engineering and research was consciously relegated o n secondary role in A. The Addystott Pipe decision by the Supreme Court in De- cember,ended the possibility of lawfully resurrecting the pool system by declaring illegal the division of markets and price-fixing.

At the same time, George M. Retrieved from ” https: Journal of Contemporary Asia.

Kolko has made it his mission to study the historical roots of how this propensity for intervention came to be. But a crucial factor was the bulwark which essentially conservative national regulation provided against state regulations that were either haphazard or, what is more important, far more responsible to more radical, genuinely progressive local communities.

Such a consideration will be the topic of a more specialized volume, Railroads and Regulation, to be published in the near future. Apr 04, Rhonda rated it it was ok. Apr 30, Lance rated it liked it. Nina rated it it was ok Jun 16, It was never a ques- tion of regulation or no regulation among businessmen during the Progressive Era, or of federal control versus laissez faire; there was, rather, the question of what type of legislation at what time.

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