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Marketcraft as the New Statecraft

by Steven K. Vogel* What if we thought of marketcraft (market governance) as a core government function comparable to statecraft? And what if we sought to optimize market governance rather than to minimize government intervention? I submit that this simple … Continue reading

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“Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA” tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s.

The book traces the rise and efforts to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large. Arguing that business’s political involvement was historically distinctive during this period, the … Continue reading

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There is strong support across academics that maximizing ‪‎shareholder‬ value provides a problematic basis for the practice, theory, and regulation of corporate governance.

The Modern Corporation project seeks your support for a number of disciplinary memos on maximizing shareholder value and the effects of contemporary corporate governance theory more broadly. The members of the modern corporation project, hosted by Cardiff Business School and … Continue reading

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Age of Greed and Neoliberal Creed: the Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America

Age of Greed  by Jeff Madrick is a fascinating and deeply disturbing tale of hypocrisy, corruption, and insatiable greed; it is a much-needed reminder of how we got into the 2007-8 financial crisis after the four-decade sweeping march of neoliberalism. … Continue reading

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