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Big business : a love letter to an American anti-hero

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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We love to hate the 800-pound gorilla. Walmart and Amazon destroy communities and small businesses. Facebook turns us into addicts while putting our personal data at risk. From skeptical politicians like Bernie Sanders who, at a 2016 presidential campaign rally said, "If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist," to millennials, only 42 percent of whom support capitalism, belief in big business is at an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Cowen
ISBN: 9781250110541 1250110548 9781250225627 1250225620
OCLC Number: 1031569569
Description: 259 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A new pro-business manifesto --
Are businesses more fraudulent than the rest of us? --
Are CEOs paid too much? --
Is work fun? --
How monopolistic is American big business? --
Are the big tech companies evil? --
What is Wall Street good for, anyway? --
Crony capitalism: how much does big business control the American government? --
If business is so good, why is it so disliked? --
Appendix : What is a firm, anyway, and why do so many workers end up so frustrated?
Responsibility: Tyler Cowen.

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An against-the-grain polemic on American capitalism from New York Times bestselling author Tyler Cowen.  Read more...

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