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

Nicholas R. Parrillo

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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 fee for each defendant convicted. Tax collectors received a cut of each evasion uncovered. Naval officers took a reward for each ship sunk. The list goes on. This book is the first to document American government's "for-profit" past, to discover how profit-seeking defined officials' relationship to the citizenry, and to explain how lawmakers - by banishing the profit motive in favour of the salary - transformed that relationship forever.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Nicholas R. Parrillo
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300176582
Antall sider 576 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,7cm
Vekt 953 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Public administration, Legal history