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The Resource Big business : a love letter to an American anti-hero, Tyler Cowen

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

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Big business : a love letter to an American anti-hero
Title
Big business
Title remainder
a love letter to an American anti-hero
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Cowen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 all-time low. But are big companies inherently evil? If business is so bad, why does it remain so integral to the basic functioning of America? Economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen says our biggest problem is that we don’t love business enough. In Big Business, Cowen puts forth an impassioned defense of corporations and their essential role in a balanced, productive, and progressive society. He dismantles common misconceptions and untangles conflicting intuitions. According to a 2016 Gallup survey, only 12 percent of Americans trust big business “quite a lot,” and only 6 percent trust it “a great deal.” Yet Americans as a group are remarkably willing to trust businesses, whether in the form of buying a new phone on the day of its release or simply showing up to work in the expectation they will be paid. Cowen illuminates the crucial role businesses play in spurring innovation, rewarding talent and hard work, and creating the bounty on which we’ve all come to depend.--
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Cowen, Tyler
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Big business
  • Corporations
  • Industries
  • Capitalism
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Big business : a love letter to an American anti-hero, Tyler Cowen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
on1031569569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781250110541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031569569
Label
Big business : a love letter to an American anti-hero, Tyler Cowen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
on1031569569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781250110541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031569569

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