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Big Business by Tyler Cowen
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Some of this book is very very good. Tyler Cowen makes some very good points, and the last chapter, about the personalization of Corporations, is a work of art.

In 3/4 of the book, very sadly, Cowen seems to choose his arguments to counter very carefully, and seems to be choosing the easiest arguments to counter rather than the most significant. For example, his defense of facebook against charges of undue and harmful political influence is full of easy cases, and doesn't mention Myanmar, Sri Lanka, or other places where the facebook-driven body count is quite high.

A progressive/social democrat running for office or working to persuade voters must read this book; it will strengthen your mind, and modify your point of view somewhat.
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Reading Progress

April 16, 2019 – Started Reading
April 22, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 24, 2019 – Shelved

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