Conversations & Essays
The Denny Center engages with thought leaders who are wrestling with the natural tensions between free market capitalism and the needs of a democratic society. We publish articles and opinion pieces from our affiliated fellows and other friends of the center as well as conversations with expert academics and professionals about balancing the values of democratic society with free market capitalism. Check back here for new ideas on how we might navigate the tradeoffs in an effort to keep capitalism healthy.
Using the proposed Microsoft-Activision merger as a case study, Denny Center Student Fellow Ashna Mahajan analyzes recent trends in global and US antitrust enforcement.
Denny Center Student Fellow Ashna Mahajan analyzes industry concentration and antitrust policy, breaking down the Department of Justice's lawsuit against the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger and potential implications of both the merger and the lawsuit.
Inevitable Bailouts: Prioritizing Democratic Capitalism in Times of Crisis
Check out Denny Center Student Fellow Connor Jobes' piece on bailouts, planning for economic crises, and designing policies to prioritize the values of democratic capitalism.
- Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, and Dr. Caroline Howitt, Programme Director of Adam Smith’s Panmure House, on long-term thinking and how corporate profits and purpose fit together (Fall 2021).
- Natalia Nicolaidis, Founder & CEO of Dynamic Counsel, and Denny Center Affiliated Fellow on corporate purpose, risk management, and how ESG strategies can drive long-term profitability (Fall 2021).