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Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal

Michael A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801454226
eISBN:
9781501708206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454226.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, this book ... More


Turning Labor Into Finance Capital

Michael A. McCarthy

in Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801454226
eISBN:
9781501708206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454226.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses how employers gained control over pension fund investment decisions and why, once private pension plans were established, they directed their assets into the stock market. The ... More


Nothing but Commercial Feudalism: California's Hawaiian Empire

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.9
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the case of Hawaii. Like California, Australia, and South Africa, the case of Hawaii shows how technical and capitalist growth guided infrastructural development in the late ... More


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