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Prophets of Regulation

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PAPERBACK

$47.00 • £37.95 • €42.50

ISBN 9780674716087

Publication Date: 10/15/1986

Short

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones, 1 line illustration

Belknap Press

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McCraw explains sophisticated economic theory in accessible terms, and he has a historian’s knack for isolating such basic American traits as a mistrust of big business and for showing how regulators manipulated these traits to implement their policies.The New York Times Book Review

A novel, stimulating approach… McCraw’s effort to clarify the nature of regulation by carefully integrating biography, history of ideas and regulatory strategy pays handsome dividends… Each of these ‘prophets’ wrote extensively, even compulsively, about the theory and practice of regulation. McCraw skillfully melds their words and actions into a series of revealing intellectual portraits.The Washington Post Book World

An exceptionally good book on the development of government regulatory traditions in twentieth-century America, which illuminates as well the broader course of modern reform… [McCraw’s] book will become a seminal work in the study of American regulation and reform.—Alan Brinkley

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