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UnderstandingSociety: Veblen on universities
"In 1918 Thorstein Veblen wrote a surprising short book about the administration and governance of American universities, The Higher Learning In America.  What is most surprising about the book is its date of publication. The critique he offers might have seemed familiar in 1968, whereas it seems precocious in 1918."
education  college  university  academia  critique  1910s  history 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Big Is Bad Again - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com
In the 1912 presidential campaign, there were three main views on how to handle megatrusts: do nothing (President William Taft); build up federal power to counterbalance and regulate concentrated industrial power (former President Theodore Roosevelt, running as the Bull Moose Progressive independent candidate); and break up big companies to reduce their power (Woodrow Wilson, advised by Louis D. Brandeis).
history  government  regulation  monopoly  1910s  america  recession  banking  business 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Were we smarter 100 years ago..? | The Public Domain |
I have been rereading the legislative history of the 1909 Copyright Act. I have come to the conclusion that 100 years ago we were smarter about copyright, about disruptive technologies, about intellectual property, monopolies and network effects than we are today.
copyright  intellectual-property  history  1910s  law  legislation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Intellectuals at the Gates by Adam Kirsch, City Journal 6 March 2008
Democracy Denied, 1905–1915: Intellectuals and the Fate of Democracy, by Charles Kurzman
intellectual  revolution  history  sociology  change  politics  1h20c  1900s  1910s 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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