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Modern American capitalism : understanding public attitudes and perceptions / Robert A. Peterson, Gerald Albaum, and George Kozmetsky.

By: Peterson, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1944-.
Contributor(s): Albaum, Gerald S | Kozmetsky, George | IC² Institute.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New york : Quorum Books, 1990Description: xiv, 132 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 089930625X (alk. paper); 9780899306254 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Capitalism -- United States -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United States | Capitalism | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Modern American capitalism.DDC classification: 330.12/2/0973
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HB501 .P4156 1990 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000690461

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]) and index.

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Although there are many volumes of public opinion surveys, this one is unique in both its strong ideological orientation and its narrowness of focus. The authors address the issue of how people define capitalism and its correlates--free enterprise, private enterprise, and American enterprise. They also explore how these correlates are perceived in terms of a number of positive normative characteristics (e.g., promotes innovation, results in greater equity). There is a detailed analysis of attitudes toward capitalism on the basis of sex, income, and age, and of changes in attitudes during the 1980s decade of relatively unfettered free enterprise (on the whole, attitudes became more negative in the 1980s). The data are useful for journalistic purposes, but the book makes no great contribution to economic knowledge, either of a primary or secondary nature. Of limited usefulness in larger collections, especially collections on free enterprise. -H. H. Ulbrich, Clemson University

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<p>ROBERT A. PETERSON holds the John T. Stuart, III Centennial Chair in Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin and is the Charles Hurwit fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published more than 150 books and articles and is a former editor of The Journal of Marketing Research .</p> <p>GERALD ALBAUM is Professor of Marketing at the University of Oregon and Senior Research Fellow at the IC2 Institute, the University of Texas at Austin.</p> <p>GEORGE KOZMETSKY is Executive Associate for Economic Affairs at the University of Texas System and Director of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a co-founder of Teledyne and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.</p>

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