Workers compensation laws, the first government insurance adopted in the United States, spread rapidly from state to state in the 1910s. The history of Minnesotas program, adopted in 1913, shows how politicking by special interests affects public policy.
|Other Independent Review articles by Price V. Fishback|
|Summer 2007||For All of These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of Americas Private-Public Welfare State|
|Winter 2001||Calculating Risks: The Spatial and Political Dimensions of Hazardous-Waste Policy|