Adolf Berle (Roosevelt’s Brains Trust)

adolf-berleAndrew Smith (University of Liverpool) and Kevin Tennent (University of York) and I have been working on two projects that focus on the work of Adolf Berle.  Berle was a member of Franklin Roosevelt’s Brains Trust during the New Deal era.  Berle collaborated with Gardiner Means on a book called The Modern Corporation and Private Property that looked at the problem of corporate power in the early 1930s.  It was a remarkably prescient book considering the current state of corporate power around the world.  Here is a recording of Berle speaking on New York politics:

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