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Powell's Books Presents Thom Hartmann in Conversation With David Korten
American monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same as cancer does in a body, and, like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economic. American monopolies have also seized massive political power and use it to maintain their obscene profits and CEO salaries while crushing small competitors. But Thom Hartmann, America’s #1 progressive radio host, shows we’ve broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again. In THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF MONOPOLIES: HOW BIG BUSINESS DESTROYED THE AMERICAN DREAM (Berrett-Koehler), Hartmann shows the damage monopolies have done to so many industries: agriculture, healthcare, the media, and more. Hartmann also describes commonsense, historically rooted measures we can take — such as revitalizing antitrust regulation, taxing great wealth, and getting money out of politics — to pry control of our country from the tentacles of the monopolists. Hartmann will be joined in conversation by David Korten, co-founder of YES! Magazine and author of Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth.

Aug 25, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers magazine named him America's most important progressive host and has named his show one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six books, translated into multiple languages.
David Korten
David Korten is co-founder of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, and a member of the Club of Rome. He writes a regular column for YES! and is the author of numerous books including Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, and the international best-seller, When Corporations Rule the World. He holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford Business School, has served as a Harvard Business School professor, and has thirty years of experience as a development professional in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.