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With Tim Wu (Prof., Columbia Law School).
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $25
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
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Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School; Author,The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age; Twitter @superwuster
What are the implications of a few massive firms controlling global industry? Tim Wu endeavors to answer this question by linking together big business, inequality & political extremism in his latest book, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. Wu argues the failure to curb excessive corporate power has led to greater tolerance of inequality & may even engender extreme populism, nationalism & fascism.
Wu's argument concludes that excessive corporate power poses a great threat to the health of American democracy, just as giant trusts did during the Gilded Age. Wu asserts that we must thus learn from the progressive policies of the past to overcome the consequences of extreme inequality today. Join us & learn from Wu as he discusses the problem of modern massive firms & what America can learn from its past.
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San FranciscoTime: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signingNotes: This program is generously supported by the Ken & Jackie Broad Family Fund; all tickets include a copy of Tim Wu's bookThe Curse of Bigness
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