Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The New Economy and the Modern South$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Dennis

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032917

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032917.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 03 August 2021

Dreams of Revolution

Dreams of Revolution

Virginia's Conservatives in the 1990s

(p.204) Chapter 7 Dreams of Revolution
The New Economy and the Modern South

Michael Dennis

University Press of Florida

Corporate incentives were part of a larger movement to make business the principal agent of social policy. Advocates believed that tax breaks, anti-labor policies, and minimal environmental regulation would reverse industrial decline, combat global competition, and restore American responsibility. Free market libertarianism was the central tenet of this worldview, and Virginia became one of its leading purveyors. The Republican Party was the central exponent of this perspective, but by no means was it the only one: the neoliberal agenda which came to dominate American society in the 1990s and which southern business and political elites stridently championed was never a strictly partisan affair. In rejecting the social democratic heritage of the New Deal and adopting a business-first philosophy, the Democrats assisted the Republicans in promoting the market-oriented agenda.

Keywords:   Republicans, Democrats, politics, free market, neoliberal agenda, corporate incentives

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .