Tim Wu in conversation with Zephyr Teachout | New York City

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00pm — 8:00pm
The Strand
*Rare Book Room, 3rd floor
826 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

*Because of construction at the bookstore, the Rare Book Room entrance is currently around the corner at 826 Broadway, elevator to 3rd floor. You may email ms5408@columbia.edu if you experience any issues finding the space.
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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.

The author will be joined by Fordham University Law associate professor Zephyr Teachout. A short discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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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

The Strand
*Rare Book Room, 3rd floor
826 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

*Because of construction at the bookstore, the Rare Book Room entrance is currently around the corner at 826 Broadway, elevator to 3rd floor. You may email ms5408@columbia.edu if you experience any issues finding the space.

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