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TPI Book Discussion: Glen Weyl and “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

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What better way to cap off your Friday than with a fascinating discussion that will make you question everything you know about competition and the economy?

Please register here to join us for what is certain to be an enlightening and stimulating conversation about a book The Economist called, “Refreshing and welcome in its willingness to question received wisdom.”

About the Book

Radical Markets turns…pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation.

Eric Posner and Glen Weyl demonstrate why private property is inherently monopolistic, and how we would all be better off if private ownership were converted into a public auction for public benefit. They show how the principle of one person, one vote inhibits democracy, suggesting instead an ingenious way for voters to effectively influence the issues that matter most to them…

Only by radically expanding the scope of markets can we reduce inequality, restore robust economic growth, and resolve political conflicts. But to do that, we must replace our most sacred institutions with truly free and open competition—Radical Markets shows how.

“Both a savage critique of ‘techno-feudalism’ and an idealistic appeal to share the fruits of our collective intelligence more fairly.”–John Thornhill, Financial Times

About the Author

(Eric) Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, who uses ideas from political economy to develop social technology for widely-shared prosperity and social cooperation. His recent book with long-time collaborator Eric A. Posner, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, develops a new social ideology based on radically extending market exchange to dramatically reduce inequality of wealth and power. He is teaching a course on the book at Princeton University this fall as a Visiting Research Scholar and Lecturer.

Register today to join us for this thought-provoking discussion.

  • November 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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