David Chan Smith

David Chan Smith is an associate professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. His research into the history of business and law explores moral economies, organizational evolution and marketization. He is currently investigating the long history of business and its social responsibilities, and the problem of business interests in classical liberal thought.

Why We Need To Re-think Friedman’s Ideas About Monopolies

Friedman’s New York Times Magazine article on the social purpose of business was a specific intervention in the debate over shareholder activism and mentions...

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