The Public's Business: The Politics and Practices of Government Corporations

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The Public's Business
The Politics and Practices of Government Corporations

Annmarie Hauck Walsh

A Twentieth Century Fund Study

The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • Tables ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • 1 - Our Public Enterprise Heritage 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - Precedents and Preconceptions 14
  • II - Venture Capital for Government 53
  • 3 - The Municipal Bond Market 55
  • 4: Money and Corporate Strategy 84
  • 5 - Authorities Backed by the Taxpayers 118
  • 6 - Risk, Profit, and the Public Interest 155
  • III - Businesslike Government 169
  • 7 - The Board of Directors 171
  • 8 - The Mandarins 209
  • 9 - Productivity in the Public Sector 233
  • IV - Public and Governmental Relations 257
  • 10 - Harnessing the Energy of Public Authorities 259
  • 11 - Alternative Approaches to Public Enterprise 303
  • 12 - Reappraisal 332
  • Appendix: Statistical Measures of Government Corporations 353
  • Notes 373
  • Bibliography 407
  • Index 429
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