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Industry in Trouble: The Federal Government and the New England Fisheries
Industry in Trouble: The Federal Government and the New England Fisheries
By Margaret E. Dewar
Temple University Press, 1983, 252 pp

Like most good studies of an industry, this is a fascinating tale of the interplay of people, technology, economics and politics. But it is much more. By casting her study as an examination of industrial policy, Professor Dewar has made it highly relevant to a range of questions that will bother Americans for some time to come. It is largely the story of measure after measure that was intended to help the New England fishing industry but did not. A great part of the contribution of this excellent book is the explanation of these failures, which should instill caution in those who prescribe for other industries in trouble.