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Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

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How much economic freedom is a good thing?

 

This book tells the story of how the business community, and the trade associations and think tanks that it created, launched three powerful assaults during the last quarter of the twentieth century on the federal regulatory system and the state civil justice system to accomplish a revival of the laissez faire political economy that dominated Gilded Age America.  Although the consequences of these assaults became painfully apparent in a confluence of crises during the early twenty-first century, the patch-and-repair fixes that Congress and the Obama administration put into place did little to change the underlying laissez faire ideology and practice that continues to dominate the American political economy.  In anticipation of the next confluence of crises, Thomas McGarity offers suggestions for more comprehensive governmental protections for consumers, workers, and the environment.

Synopsis:

How much economic freedom is a good thing? This comprehensive look at America’s succession of “laissez faire revivals” shows how anti-regulatory business crusades harm public safety and economic performance.

About the Author

Thomas O. McGarity holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is the author of The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries and Reinventing Rationality: The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy. He lives in Austin, TX.

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ISBN:
9780300141245
Author:
Mcgarity, Thomas O.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
McGarity, Thomas O.
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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How much economic freedom is a good thing? This comprehensive look at America’s succession of “laissez faire revivals” shows how anti-regulatory business crusades harm public safety and economic performance.

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