Apr 30
The Populist Paradox: Small Business and American Politics in the 20th Century

  April 30, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Today, many small business owners see government as their biggest obstacle, but that was not always the case. In this presentation, Prof. Waterhouse recounts the history of small business political activism in the twentieth century. From the anti-chain store movement of the 1920s and 1930s to the consumer movement of the 1960s and 1970s, small businesses often saw big government as an ally and protector against Big Business.

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