“Mr. Cowen’s book is timely, and his writing style is a refreshing contrast to the strident left-wing declamations that are so common today. He is calm and conversational, splashing cool water on the firebrands.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Cowen did not become one of the world’s most-read bloggers on economics without understanding the value of a well-timed contrarian blast.” —The New York Times Book Review
“In true Cowenesque fashion, [Big Business] starts out with a markedly contrarian premise that by the last page seems so evident that you wonder why it first felt outlandish at all.” —Reason Magazine
“Cowen is a smart, original thinker with a knack for reframing criticisms in the context of a larger, utilitarian perspective...that implicitly endorses the current economic system; he comes off more like a lawyer than an ideologue.” —Publishers Weekly
“Cowen offers a highly accessible polemic touting the wonders of corporate America.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Big Business is iconoclastic, charming, wise, and fun. A gentle soul, Tyler Cowen has kind words for Ayn Rand, Facebook, the huge salaries of CEOs, and the financial system. He demonstrates that America's large companies are a national treasure. Essential reading, above all in the current era." —Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and author of Conformity: The Power of Social Influences
“In this world in which capitalism and big business are under attack from both the right and the left, Tyler Cowen’s reasoned and compelling defense of free markets provides a much-needed antidote.” —Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, 12th ed.
“Tyler Cowen mounts a compelling defense of big business, finance, and the tech industry. Both their critics and their defenders will benefit from reading this book.” —Walter Frick, Harvard Business Review
TYLER COWEN (Ph.D.) holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in economics at George Mason University. He is the author of a number of explanatory and text books, including The Complacent Class, as well as writing the most read economics blog worldwide, marginalrevolution. Tyler is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, has written regularly for The New York Times, and contributes to a wide range of newspapers and periodicals.