The Denny Center publishes 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.
Labor Unions & Capitalism
Check out Denny Center Student Fellow Ian Stubbs' overview of the history of American labor unions and how they're shaping modern capitalism and policy debates.
Growing Costs of Inaction: Climate-Related Disruptions in Global Supply Chain
In Part 3 of the center’s series on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, Student Fellow Sophia Fossali analyzes supply chain risk, disruptions from extreme weather, and other climate-related effects.
How the Industrial Revolution Shaped Modern Capitalism
Looking for more on economic history? Check out Denny Center Student Fellow Ian Stubbs' overview of the Industrial Revolution and how trends of the time have shaped modern capitalism.
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.
Understanding ESG: Where to Start?
In Part 2 of the center’s series on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, Student Fellow Sophia Fossali provides clarity on defining ESG. She outlines the differences between ESG and impact investing, as well as how similar frameworks have evolved over time.
Are the Gates Open to Carnegie?
Check out Denny Center Student Fellow Ian Stubbs' analysis of the similarities between Carnegie and Bill Gates' views on philanthropy and how the wealthy can approach giving back to society.
The Corporate-Government Dynamic, Rent-Seeking, and the Erosion of Market Competition
Read Denny Center Student Fellow Connor Jobes' first piece on what is driving market concentration; incentives and impacts related to rent-seeking, lobbying, and competition; and the current business environment.
More than Lofty Promises: Turing Corporate Promises Into Actions
Denny Center Student Fellow Sophia Fossali kicks off a series on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, examining corporate commitments and action related to ESG goals and reporting.
Concerns and Questions on CEO Compensation
The ratio of CEO pay to that of the average worker is not an easy problem to solve, our aim is to highlight a few problems, and recommend often overlooked questions that corporate boards should also be asking.
A New Era in Human Capital Management
Check out our newest essay from Natalia Nicolaidis, Founder & CEO of Dynamic Counsel and Denny Center Affiliated Fellow, on human capital management and the use of ESG principles to build a more engaged workforce (Spring 2022).