The Open Markets team has long been the leader in America in highlighting the ways in which concentration of production capacity can make industrial, financial, and information systems subject to catastrophic crashes. Our body of work – and that of our allies – provides the most complete and rich analysis of the nature of the economic, political, and social risks posed by the fragility of these systems.
Date Published: March 14, 2020
The “globalization” of industry and commerce, we are often told, is the surest path to universal peace and prosperity. If so, this would mean the world should be a far safer and richer place than two decades ago, when world leaders largely unleashed the business corporation to operate across national borders. Yet the “global” systems of industry and finance built by the masters of these institutions are increasingly the source of both political conflict and economic disruption.Continue Reading
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