Fortune 500 and Wall Street Leviathans
Part of the Palgrave Insights into Apocalypse Economics book series (PIAE)
As one of the founders of institutional economics Thorstein Veblen had an evolutionary view. He observed that the corporate sphere, “has visibly come be to be the main controlling factor in the established order of things.”
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