Law professor and political activist Tim Wu is one of the country’s leading public intellectuals and is here to argue that the time has come to restore the primacy of antitrust. In his latest book, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, Wu crisply lays out the history of antitrust law, showing how crucial it has been in shaping the economic life of the nation. We need to understand “bigness” as a problem, Wu argues, and aggressive antitrust law as the solution.
Acclaimed Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto joins the show. Her most recent book, New Kings of the World, examines the new arbiters of mass culture ―India’s Bollywood films, Turkey's soap operas, or dizi, and South Korea's pop music.