Book Reviews

Monopoly Power

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age by Tim Wu

The “economics eugenics movement” targeting firms perceived as “unfit to deserve industrial life” birthed the modern monopoly in America. It also brought about the laws that are supposed to govern the concentration of economic power in America. Tim Wu provides a rollicking history of what have often been bare-knuckle fights over political and economic power in the US.