Big Business is my favorite Tyler Cowen book in a long time. In fact, I’d place it second after In Praise of Commercial Culture. May the pro-market, pro-business genre wax fat! In case you missed any of my posts on the book, here’s a full inventory:
1. Recasting the anti-hero – highlights and unfortunate omissions on construction, immigration, and labor markets.
2. Rollback – why doesn’t Tyler go much farther?
3. Triple standards – why do we judge business so much more harshly than government, organized religion, or virtually anything else?
4. The noble crony – why we should wish business had a lot more political influence than it does.