Business in American Politics

Business in American Politics

For the Democratic party, business has been a central political dilemma, ranking just behind race as the source of a policy conundrum pitting elite reformers against a working- and lower-middle-class electorate hungry for material improvement. It is corporate America that produces both pollution and jobs, that creates wealth and the maldistribution of wealth, that generates industrial carcinogens and equips shock-trauma units, that abandons central cities, and that writes the paychecks financing an enlarged middle class.

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