The Political Wing of American Capital

After the upheavals of the 1960s, business leaders were losing control. They fought back through the Chamber of Commerce.

Illustration by Emily Haasch

In the summer of 1976, the forces of American business announced a new supergroup, bent on political domination. Two long-established organizations, the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), would pool their strength to form the National Association for Commerce and Industry, following in the footsteps of the AFL-CIO, two previously […]

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