Reviews

  • This powerful and readable book is a clarion call for reimagining and remaking capitalism. The market economy, which used to generate rapid productivity growth and shared prosperity, has done much less of that over the last four decades. The shifting balance of power in favor of large companies and lobbies, the gutting of basic regulations, the increasing ability of corporations and the very rich to get their way in every domain of life and the unwillingness of the government to step up to protect its weakest citizens are likely responsible for low productivity growth and ballooning inequality in the US economy. Rebecca Henderson argues that the market system can be reformed and this can be done without unduly harming corporations. We can have a more moral and more innovative capitalism. There is hope

    Daron Acemoglu, MIT, the co-author of Why Nations
  • In a world on fire, status quo is not a great option. Rebecca Henderson rightfully argues for a refoundation of business and capitalism, and offers thought-provoking ideas on what needs to be done to address some of the world's greatest challenges

    Hubert Joly, Former Chairman and CEO, Best Buy