What happens when power shifts from producers and consumers to the middlemen that connect them? In her debut book, DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source, Columbia Law Professor Kathryn Judge explores that question, dissecting the dangerous influence of intermediaries like Amazon, Cargill, CVS, and Walmart, and offering a master class in how the economy works and for whom it works. Long-listed by the Financial Times as one of the best business books of the year, Judge’s DIRECT is “a blueprint for remaking the machine — and an urgent call that we get it done.”
On Tuesday, September 27 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, please join the American Economic Liberties Project as we talk with Professor Judge for the next installment of Economic Liberties’ “Thinking Big” series. You can order DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source at your local, independent bookstore here and read more about it in the Financial Times.
And stay tuned for more “Thinking Big” programming. On October 25, we’ll feature global business columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times Rana Foroohar to talk about her new book Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World. If you missed our latest “Thinking Big” with Brandi Collins-Dexter, you can catch a recording of the discussion here!