Business and bureaucracy: a limited critique of Charles Lindblom's Politics and Markets

by Tom L. McNaugher, Charles Edward Lindblom

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One of a series of critiques of Lindblom's book written for Georgetown University's Ethics and Public Policy Center. Lindblom's work emphasizes, among other things, what the author sees as the overwhelming reactionary power of the business elite in Western industrial democracies. This critique examines his reference to the government's control of businesses in the defense sector as a model worth applying in other sectors of the economy in an effort to eliminate the "business veto" to innovative social policy.

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