The Resource Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo

Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo

Label
Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940
Title
Against the profit motive
Title remainder
the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas R. Parrillo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a fee for each defendatn convicted. Tax collectors received a cut of each evasion incovered. Naval officers took a reward for each ship sunk. The list goes on. This book documents the American government's 'for profit' past, to discover how profit-seeking defined officials' relationshp to the citizenry and to explain how lawmakers - by banishing the profit motive in favour of the salary - transformed that relationship forever
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Cataloging source
UKOUP
Dewey number
331.2813517309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK776
LC item number
.P37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference
Target audience
specialized
Label
Against the profit motive : the salary revolution in American government, 1780-1940, Nicholas R. Parrillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn967256866
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300187304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
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.b33567608
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967256866
  • pebcs0300187300

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