Episode 542. William Magnuson, Author of For Profit: A History of Corporations

William Magnuson, a professor at Texas A&M Law School and former Harvard University professor, discusses his book For Profit: A History of Corporations. The book covers eight different corporations throughout history, illustrating different facets of corporations. William¬† chose these eight corporations because they were relevant to the modern world and their importance in shaping society. […]

Episode 533. Richard Langlois, Author of The Corporation and the Twentieth Century

Richard Langlois, author of the book The Corporation and the 20th Century: The History of American Business Enterprise, and Will Bachman discuss the transition from entrepreneur-led businesses to modern multi-unit businesses. Richard talks about the drivers behind this transformation, including antitrust, which led to unintended consequences such as making coordination between firms illegal, and the […]