Matt Seybold is assistant professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College. His research focuses on the intersection of economic rhetoric, mass media, and literary culture, particularly during periods of financial crisis. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics. Recent writing can be found in the Mark Twain Annual, T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, Henry James Review, and Reception. He also edits MarkTwainStudies.org, the online home of the Center for Mark Twain Studies.
Barnum Presidents and Benevolent Monopolists: Mark Twain, Amazon, and the Futility of Antitrust
With Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, it's time to remember when Twain asked a deceptively simple question: who benefits from the breakup of a monopoly?...
The End of Economics
"Geoff Mann boils the essence of Keynesianism down to a deceptively simple question: is it worth risking civilization to make it better?"...
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