Tim Wu at Columbia Law School: The Curse Of Bigness

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
12:10pm — 1:00pm
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
Room JG 104
New York, NY 10027
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We live in an "oligopoly age" in which many industries are controlled by just a few firms—big banks, big pharma, big tech. Bigness has concentrated not just economic but also political power in too few hands. It has become too much of a drain on the nation's economy, and too far a deviation from the type of open capitalism that has, at times, created broad-based wealth and promised a sense of opportunity to every generation. There is a good reason to believe that we once again face “The Curse of Bigness," in the phrase used by Justice Louis Brandeis, to describe the challenges confronting the United States a century ago. In The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age, Columbia law professor Tim Wu tells the story of what went wrong, and calls for recovering the lost tenets of trustbusters as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas in a new age of extreme economic inequality.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Curse of Bigness with the author and the Columbia Antitrust Law and Economics Association (CALEA) A short discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Lunch will be provided.

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We live in an "oligopoly age" in which many industries are controlled by just a few firms—big banks, big pharma, big tech. Bigness has concentrated not just economic but also political power in too few hands. It has become too much of a drain on the nation's economy, and too far a deviation from the… more

Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
Room JG 104
New York, NY 10027

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