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Book Review: Butler Shaffer, In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938

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In this article, Professor Robert P. Murphey offers a review of Butler Shaffer's In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition . Volume 15, Number 4 (2001)...

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Review of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938 by Butler Shaffer

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Butler Shaffer's well-written monograph, In Restraint of Trade , describes in extensive detail why and how most businessmen pleaded for the government to tame them between the end of World War I and the eve of World War II...

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In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918-1938

BooksJuly 29, 2008
This extremely important study by Butler Shaffer—professor of law and economist—will change the way you think of the relationship between the state and business...

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Butler Shaffer

Butler Shaffer

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Butler Shaffer teaches at the Southwestern University School of Law. He is the author of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918–1938 and Boundaries of Order....

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