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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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Eisenhower’s Farewell Address: Warnings on the Military-Industrial Complex and the Technological Revolution




President Dwight D. Eisenhower is sometimes viewed as an intellectual lightweight who merely played cards with his friends and read cowboy novels. In fact, Eisenhower was quite insightful, and his January 17, 1961, Farewell Address starkly evidences this. Eisenhower warned … 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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