Book Forum

Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets to Create Wealth and Spread Opportunity

(Crown Business Books, 2003)

Date and Time
April 24, 2003 4 - 5:30 PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring the coauthor, Raghuram G. Rajan, Joseph Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; with comments by Kenneth Rogoff, Director of Research, International Monetary Fund; and Brink Lindsey, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

Vibrant, innovative financial markets are a key component of our system of free enterprise. They threaten the sclerotic corporate establishment, increase corporate mobility and opportunity, and facilitate economic development for more people. Yet support for those markets is often fragile, especially among politicians. In their new book, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, University of Chicago economists Raghuram Rajan and Luigi Zingales make the case for more free markets and explain how opposition to the market often comes from those who purport to be its most ardent defenders: corporate elites and their political allies. Please join us to hear Rajan and commentators Kenneth Rogoff and Brink Lindsey discuss the interplay between markets and politics and the future of capitalism.