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Politics and American Business: Adversaries or Allies?




Are business and government allies or adversaries? What is the proper relationship between the two? These questions are important issues for the upcoming presidential, congressional, and state elections. They are also the subject of my new book,¬†Politics and American Business: … Continue reading




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The Growth of American Business: The Role of Politics After the Civil War




American politics played a critical role in fostering the growth of domestic American businesses in the nineteenth century. In our August 2012 post on Transportation, we noted the central role of government in the expansion of a system of internal … Continue reading




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Alexander Hamilton and American Business




Alexander Hamilton was recently voted the best Cabinet member in American history in ¬†a poll conducted by the National Constitution Center. Among his greatest accomplishments in his service as Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington was the preparation … Continue reading




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The Growth of American Business: The Role of War




While disconcerting, it is nevertheless a fact that wars have played a significant role in expanding American business. This is so for at least three reasons. First, wars create new markets, and new markets fuel industrial expansion. Second, wars also … Continue reading




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The Growth of American Business: The Role of Transportation




By the early twentieth century, the United States had the largest economy in the world. Multiple factors contributed to the country’s rapid economic growth. In this post, we examine the impact of transportation, through which once separate local or regional … Continue reading




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