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Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a ... More


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