The Invisible Hand Of Planning: Capitalism, Social Science, And The State In The 1920s
by Guy Alchon
'This extremely important book contributes mightily to the evolving perspective of a 'managerial society' as a major theme in twentieth-century American history.'----Samuel P. Hays, University of Pittsburgh.
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Princeton University Press
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"This New Era planning reflected both the antistatism of American political culture and the modern search for national managerial capabilities. Committed to voluntarism, it embraced the kind of 'individualism' that concentrated private power at the level of the business firm and refused to challenge managerial prerogatives. But it also fixed responsibility for the economy's overall performance at the level of the firm, and sought to educate individual businessmen to respond to the countercyclica...more