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Synonyms for standpat

old-fashioned and out of date

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What has gone wrong is that these business lost the abilities, vision, and leadership of the long-dead "founding fathers" and replaced it with huge topdown glacial standpat bureaucracies using little or no employee empowerment to help reinvent the business (where many good ideas are found).
but American corporate finance itself Morgan would have scorned the Socialist's bear hug (more likely, he would have ignored it), but the fact is that nearly everybody, from standpat laissez-faire businessmen to doctrinaire Socialists could claim a kinship with Morgan, proving once again that he was sui generis, like the exciting new world in whose development he had played such a vital role.