Against the Profit Motive (Yale Law Library Series in Legal by Parrillo Nicholas R.

By Parrillo Nicholas R.

In the USA at the present time, a public official’s lawful source of revenue contains a wage. yet till a century in the past, the legislations usually licensed officers to generate income on a profit-seeking foundation. Prosecutors gained a price for every defendant convicted. Tax creditors got a minimize of every evasion exposed. Naval officials took a gift for every send sunk. The checklist is going on. This ebook is the 1st to rfile American government’s “for-profit” earlier, to find how profit-seeking outlined officers’ courting to the citizenry, and to provide an explanation for how lawmakers—by banishing the revenue reason in want of the salary—transformed that courting forever.

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