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Business Historians in the News, Spring 2019

In the past few months, several business historians have appeared in the media:

In January, Sean Adams (University of Florida) convened Richard John (Columbia University), Victoria Woeste (American Bar Association), and Matt Stoler (Open Markets Institute) to discuss the history and present of monopolies. The video of the roundtable that took place at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service of the University of Florida (Gainesville) was broadcasted as part of C-SPAN's series on American History.

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Caitlin Rosenthal (UC Berkeley) wrote "The perils of Big Data: How crunching numbers can lead to moral blunders" for the series Made by History of the Washington Post. In this article, she discusses business ethics in relation to recent news about McKinsey & Co. being "guilty by proximity" in the case of Purdue Pharma benefiting from opioid production and sale. Stephen Mihm contributed to Bloomberg's Opinion with a piece on the latest state of the union address by President Donal Trump.

Mark Rose and Kathleen Day were recently interviewed about their books. In the New Books Network section on New Books in Economics, Kathleen Day (John Hopkins Carey Business School) discusses her book Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street (Yale University Press, 2019). To listen to the interview (January 11) click here. Mark Rose and a panel of banking experts convened at the American Enterprise Institute to discuss Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). A video of this event (March 27) is available here.

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