Tim Wu: The Curse of Bigness (w/ Zephyr Teachout)
Wednesday November 14: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of The Curse of Bigness or a $15 gift card in-store at the event to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the elevator next door at 826 Broadway.
We live in an "oligopoly age" where many industries are controlled by just a few firms -- big banks, big pharma, big tech. Bigness 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 a 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. 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.
Joining Tim in conversation will be attorney, activist, and Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout, author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United.