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The Modern Corporation and Private Property

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This monumental work on the corporation is one of those enduring classics that many cite but few have read. Graced with a new introduction by Weidenbaum and Jensen, this new edition makes this classic available to a new generation. Written in the early 1930s, The Modern Corporation and Private Property remains the fundamental introduction to the internal organization of th ...more
Paperback, 434 pages
Published January 30th 1991 by Routledge (first published 1932)
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BlackOxford
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Blind Will Not See

Around the turn of the 20th century a profound shift occurred in the world-economy but few noticed and no one recognised its significance: the world had become corporate. From a position of insignificance 50 years before, the institution of the modern corporation had grown to encompass the majority of human economic activity. To understand the importance and import of The Modern Corporation & Private Property it is essential to grasp its context.

Thorstein Veblen, the first
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Thomas Ray
Jan 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Another clear telling of how in the late 1800s corporations gained control of the world is Origins of the Federal Reserve System: Money, Class, and Corporate Capitalism, 1890-1913 by James Livingston. ...more
Tamar Nagel
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This book should be titled “The Corporate Revolution”— it is a fascinating overview of the growth of the corporation a feature of society and as an organism, of the growing distinction between ownership and control, of the changes in legal and cultural definitions for private property, and of the fundamental reorganization of the economy as we know it.

I learned a lot about corporations, stocks, what “non-par stocks” actually are, and why they exist, plus a whole lot about assets, capital, risk,
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