14 December 2018

Free Exchange: The myth of American capitalism


You might think the United States is a dynamic, free market economy – but you’d be wrong.

In their new book The Myth of Capitalism, Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn show convincingly that modern America is actually characterised by “ersatz capitalism”, with a few big players dominating swathes of the economy, capturing regulators and screwing over consumers into the bargain.

I sat down with Jonathan to discuss the way out of America’s malaise, the impact of oligopoly capitalism on Western society and whether there’s cause to be optimistic about the future.

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John Ashmore is Deputy Editor of CapX.