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The curse of bigness : antitrust in the new Gilded Age / Tim Wu.

Author/Creator:
Wu, Tim, author.
Publication:
New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2018] , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
154 pages : illustration, map ; 19 cm
Subjects:
Antitrust law -- United States.
Antitrust investigations -- United States -- History.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Income distribution -- United States -- History.
Antitrust investigations.
Antitrust law.
Economic history.
Income distribution.
Politics and government.
United States.
Local subjects:
Income distribution -- United States -- History.
Antitrust investigations -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms -- big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the 'curse of bigness' can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself. History suggests that tolerance of inequality and failing to control excessive corporate power may prompt the rise of populism, nationalism, extremist politicians, and fascist regimes. In short, as Wu warns, we are in grave danger of repeating the signature errors of the twentieth century"--Publisher's description.
Contents:
The monopolization movement
The right to live, and not merely to exist
The Trustbuster
Peak antitrust and the Chicago School
The last of the big cases
Chicago triumphant
The rise of the tech trusts
A neo-Brandeisian agenda.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780999745465
0999745468
9780999745472
OCLC:
1029205194
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