Is Big Business Bad Business?

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Why don’t we appreciate and celebrate big business more wholeheartedly? Why do so many of us regard it as unfair, monopolistic, manipulative, impersonal, and exploitative, to say nothing of inefficient? In Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, the economist and free-range intellectual Tyler Cowen poses these questions and suggests a wide assortment of answers. The answer to …

Tyler Cowen: Economic Growth and the Debt We Owe to Our Distant Future

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The chief goal of society should be to maximize wealth, according to Tyler Cowen, one of the most interesting men in the world. Like many accomplished people approaching late-middle age, Cowen has turned his attention to moral philosophy. In the slim volume, Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals, which can be read in …

Conference Roundup “Money Changes Everything”: The Many-Faceted Mind of Will Goetzmann

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At the Q Group on April 15, 2019 the Yale professor William N. Goetzmann presented a paper, “How Alternative are Private Markets?” which revealed the side of Professor Goetzmann that is concerned with mainstream financial research. However, as his introducer, Andrew Ang, said, Goetzmann is also a prolific author, a filmmaker, an expert on the art of the Wild West …