Big Business - Big Business 9:01:00 AM Trusts corporations...

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Big Business 18/02/2008 10:01:00 Trusts: corporations: new concentrations of economic and political power -seemed to be unaccountable to the public and the democratic representations -seemed to control the political systems -prevent government from interfering in the market place, breaking up trusts hegemony: ability of big businessmen to draw upon shared ideas of Americans to  manipulate  4 basic American ideas:  individual freedom: freedom of the small family farmer 20 th  century American economy changed drastically: Industrial revolution railroads, canals, etc. freedom of entrepreneurs to compete in the new economy (new definition of  Independent Freedom) Freedom to get rich by taking advantage of the  economy and public. o The best government governs least. Laissez faire: “let it alone” a sacred doctrine. Evil for the government to 
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