Lecture06 - Lecture 6: The War Industries Lecture 6: The...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 6: The War Industries Lecture 6: The War Industries Board and the Origins of Board and the Origins of Associationalism Associationalism Government-Business Cooperation in the Mobilization of the American Economy for War, 1917-1919 Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI World War I as an important learning experience Two reasons (maybe three) Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI First, mobilization for war highlights ex ante role for the state in economic regulation Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI First, mobilization for war highlights ex ante role for state in economic regulation Ex ante: before the event Role for govt in shaping business decision making before individual businesses act in the marketplace Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI First, mobilization for war highlights ex ante role for state in economic regulation Ex ante: before the event Role for govt in shaping business decision making before individual businesses act in the marketplace. Proactive, not reactive Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Several ex ante functions for state Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Several ex ante functions for state 1. Identify potential problem areas of economy in need of corrective solution Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Several ex ante functions for state 1. Identify potential problem areas of economy in need of corrective solution 2. Facilitate voluntary organization of industry- wide trade associations Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Several ex ante functions for state 1. Identify potential problem areas of economy in need of corrective solution 2. Facilitate voluntary organization of industry- wide trade associations 3. Collect/disseminate industry-specific information and statistics Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Several ex ante functions for state 1. Identify potential problem areas of economy in need of corrective solution 2. Facilitate voluntary organization of industry- wide trade associations 3. Collect/disseminate industry-specific information and statistics 4. Sponsor trade association conferences where industry representatives devise cooperative solutions needed Associationalism and the Associationalism and the Experience of WWI Experience of WWI Compare with ex post character of antitrust law and railroad/trade regulation Ex post: after the event Reactive, not proactive Govt action occurs only upon complaint (filing of specific grievance) No advance advice Associationalism and the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course POL SCI 147C taught by Professor James during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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