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What’s Private About the Free Market?

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The term “free-market” is widely used to connote private commerce that is free of government intervention, yet in reality, such markets do not exist. Almost every major industry depends on some form ... More


Eclectic corporatism and state interventions in post-colonial Hong Kong

Ma Ngok

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter outlines the transformation of governance in Hong Kong since the colonial era. It seeks to debunk the myth of Hong Kong's colonial laissez-faire policy as the result of ideological ... More


Health Reform, Government Initiative, and the Future of American Health Care

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) culminated a century of efforts to achieve universal health coverage. They increasingly focused on market approaches, and the ACA followed this trend by relying on ... More


Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Robert I. Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Private enterprise drives health care more pervasivelyin the United Statesthananywhere else in the developed world. To many people,thisis evidence of a resounding “free-market” success. However, ... More


The Distinctively American System that the Government Created

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The American health care industry could not have reached its present size and vitality without a foundation of government support. No other entity has the resources and national perspective needed to ... More


Children as a Factor in War Strategy

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on children as a factor in war strategy. Confederate leaders made children central to why they seceded and went to war. For Confederate Carolinians, the war entailed the ... More


An Expanded Sudanese Market? Egyptian Exports to the Sudan

David E. Mills

in Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the efforts of Egyptians to stimulate export of various agricultural and manufactured goods to the Sudan. The period from the late 1920s through the 1953 decision for Sudanese ... More


Free Markets and Republican Constitutions in Hayek and Foucault

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the use of republican “rule of law” in the economic and political thought of Hayek as exemplary of Foucault’s thesis that neoliberalism fashions an “economic rule of law” in ... More


. A Very American Apocalypse: Left Behind’s Neoliberal End-Times Vision

Jennie Chapman

in Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the depiction of money, social class, consumerism and the free market in Left Behind. In contrast to rapture novels of the early twentieth century, which lamented the rise of ... More


Differential Growth Rates in Singapore and Hong Kong: Policy versus Human Capital

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The crucial driver of the difference in growth rates between Hong Kong and Singapore – two of the freest market economies in the world – is their different rates of growth in human capital. Free ... More


Market society utopianism in penal politics

Mary Corcoran

in Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447345701
eISBN:
9781447346579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345701.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the utopian intellectual origins of some strands of contemporary free market ideas and practices from their post-war revival via thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, whose ideas ... More


Conspiracy as a crisis of procedure in Bird of Prey (BBC 1, 1982) and Edge of Darkness (BBC 2, 1985)

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines a strand of topical BBC conspiracy dramas from the 1980s which utilised the serial form’s increasing popularity for original drama. Drawing upon 1970s Hollywood films, these ... More


A World of Despair: Free Enterprise and Its Failures

Greta de Jong

in You Can't Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629308
eISBN:
9781469629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629308.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the impact of free market economic policies on rural development in the 1980s and 1990s. Seeking to end excessive government interference in the economy, President Ronald ... More


Black Gold and Red Herrings

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

in The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748693023
eISBN:
9781474406086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at the various explanations that have been offered over the years for the Iraq war. It argues that common explanations like oil, free markets, military-industrial complex, and ... More


Th e Economy

Peter Baldwin

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Let Us Begin Where Everything Starts, with the economy and the labor market. This is perhaps where contrasts are thought to be sharpest. America—so the proponents of ... More


Round Table: The Burden of Our Times

Raymond Baker, Rebecca Berlow, Jack Blum, Zachary Karabel, Thomas Scanlon, and Taun N. Toay

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Over the course of two panels at the Arendt Center's 2009 conference, some speakers were echoing similar ideas or offering counterbalance to other comments made at the conference. Taun Toay ... More


Short-Term Thinking

Olivia Custer

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks whether the financial crisis was due to the rise of short-term thinking in politics. The author shows how political actors as diverse as Alan Greenspan and President Obama point to ... More


Conclusion

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Seven concludes the study by discussing major findings and their implications. Women’s transnational migration for sex work occurs in and is fueled by structural constraints and opportunities ... More


Conclusion: Hope for a Cooperative Life: Forecasting Cooperative Trends

Anne Gessler

in Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827616
eISBN:
9781496827562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The conclusion assesses the role and significance of each cooperative within the broader New Orleans cooperative movement. Locally responsive, internationally inspired New Orleanian cooperative-city ... More


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