Maximum Profits and Maximum Power: Talking to Zephyr Teachout

Teachout is one of the best public intellectuals out there now, in my opinion. In her focus on political corruption in all its forms and the consolidation of power in corporate behemoths as its root, she what Chompsky was decades ago. It’s telling that like him, she barely ever gets heard on the networks.

When does a high-performing firm inevitably start pursuing political power? When do the goods or services it buys or sells start bringing along their own forms of coercive governance? When I want to ask such questions, I pose them to Zephyr Teachout. This present conversation focuses on Teachout’s​ book Break ‘Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom […]

Maximum Profits and Maximum Power: Talking to Zephyr Teachout

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