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Benjamin Waterhouse
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Benjamin C. Waterhouse is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in politics, business, and capitalism. He is the author of Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA (2014) and The Land of Enterprise: A Business History of the United States (2017).

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The small business myth

Small businesses enjoy an iconic status in modern capitalism, but what do they really contribute to the economy?

Benjamin C Waterhouse

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