Uneasy Partners: Big Business In American Politics, 1945 1990
by Kim McQuaid
"Businessmen are politicians in America, " writes Kim McQuaid, "and politicians are businessmen." Today, in areas as diverse as home mortgages, high technology, and Smart Bombs, the private and public sectors are working together to perform tasks that each is unable to do alone. In Uneasy Partners McQuaid surveys the close ties that have formed between big business and gov...more
Published January 1st 1994 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published December 1st 1993)
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I read this book in an American Political Economy course. It's very well-written considering the subject matter. It's a general history of the direct relationship between corporations and our government and how it evolved over the years. It explains how we got to this point where it's often tough to tell the difference between corporations and the government. If you're interested in the subject, you should read this one (it's also pretty short).