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Capitalists against MarketsThe Making of Labor Markets and Welfare States in the United States and Sweden$
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Peter A. Swenson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195142977.001.0001

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Cartelism and Market Control

Cartelism and Market Control

The United States in Comparison

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(p.142) 7 Cartelism and Market Control
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Capitalists against Markets
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Peter A. Swenson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195142977.003.0007

This chapter returns to the analysis of twentieth century U.S. to explain the dual nature of its system of labor market governance in which cartelism, a centralized system of multiemployer collective bargaining, thrived alongside segmentalism in important sectors like bituminous coal mining, clothing, and building and construction. In these sectors, employers and unions joined in cross‐class alliance to prop up wages to stem destabilizing low‐standard competition. The regulatory alliance, distinct from Sweden's solidarism, which imposed ceilings instead of floors on wages, helped give rise to economic and political phenomena of an equally distinct nature, e.g., early ties between the Republican Party and the powerful miners’ union; corruption in building and construction (which was absent in Sweden); and ultimately, employer interests in the New Deal's labor and social legislation of the 1930s.

Keywords:   building and construction, cartelism, clothing, coal mining, collective bargaining, corruption, cross‐class alliances, employers, labor unions, regulation, Sweden, United States

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