Tyler Cowen - Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero — in conversation with Edward Luce

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A 2016 Gallup poll ranked big business as second only to Congress as the country's least-trusted institution, and just 42 percent of millennials support capitalism. Yet, as Cowen points out in this spirited polemic, business supplies both jobs and the goods and services that keep us comfortable; Americans of all ages are as eager as ever to buy the latest technical devices, for instance, so is business really all that bad? Arguing that corporations have "never been more productive, more tolerant, and more cooperative," Cowan, best known for his marginalrevolution.com blog—the most read economics blog worldwide—dismantles common myths about business; draws on a wide arrange of surveys, data, and social psychology research to show that big business has been unfairly judged; and cites the normalcy of corporations as a necessary balance to today’s volatile political landscape.

Cowen will be in conversation with Edward Luce, US national editor for Financial Times and author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism.

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ISBN: 9781250110541
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 9th, 2019

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