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The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy
The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy by Hardy Green 0465018262 9780465018260
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The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy by Hardy Green

From the looms at colonial Lowell, Massachusetts, to the tire plants in Akron, Ohio, to Googles Project 02 in The Dalles, Oregon, the company town has mirrored the development of American capitalism. InThe Company Town, Hardy Green, former associate editor at BusinessWeek, shows how two strands of capitalism have competed for ascendancy: one, a utopian vision of care and concern, rooted in a paternalistic idea that companies should take care of their workers, represented by such locales as Hershey, PA; the other, exploitative and profiteering, in which owners extract as much work for as little compensation as possible, as demonic as the Harlan County coal mines. At once a riveting history, a stark social commentary, and an insightful tale of how business works (and how it should work),The Company Townis the story of the shaping of modern American capitalism.

Author: Hardy Green

Language: English

Edition: First Edition ~1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 264

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 2010-09-07

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