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Out Today — Matt Stoller’s Shocking New Book “Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy”

Washington, DC — Today, Open Markets Institute Fellow Matt Stoller released his new book Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy.

Goliath, published by Simon & Schuster, is “a startling look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism transformed American politics, resulting in the emergence of populism and authoritarianism…while also providing the steps needed to create a new democracy.”

Goliath is a meticulously researched, powerfully argued and beautifully written book. Every thinking American must read it.”

The Washington Book Review 

Goliath delivers…We learn how to see and analyze economic power—how it’s created, circulates, and corrupts—and how to oppose, disentrench, and prevent it from returning.”

The American Prospect 

Goliath shows that a history of antitrust in the United States is ultimately a story about who we are as Americans, the limits we can place on private power, and government’s ability to be a force for fairness and justice. The breadth and depth contained in this book is unlike any book written on the topic in recent memory…”

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and co-chairman of the Economic Security Project 

Goliath has already caused controversy in the increasingly important debate over corporate power.

  • Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times and Obama White House veteran Dan Pfeiffer debated the book and the relationship between Democrats and corporate power in the New York Times and on Twitter.
  • Ed Luce at the Financial Times and Matt Stoller debated the fraught nature of the U.S. relationship with China.
  • Stanford History Professor Jennifer Burns and author of the upcoming book, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Rightargued about the origin of the libertarian economics movement.

“We are in a moment where capitalism is being seriously questioned, and Goliath explains why,” said Matt Stoller. “There are corrupted and concentrated markets everywhere, not just search engines and social networks but dialysis, syringes, baby food, missiles and munitions. This isn’t just a threat to our quality of life, but to our democracy itself. We have been here before, and we defeated the monopolists. But to do that, we must understand our own history.”

Goliath is available for purchase at this link

EVENT: Politics and Prose, Oct. 17 at 7 PM ET – Matt Stoller – Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy

Press Contact: Stella Roque at Open Markets Institute, [email protected]