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Biz Books October: John Coates

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Pen and Pencil Club
1522 Latimer St.
Philadelphia, PA  19102

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Julia Terruso
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Join us October 3rd as Wharton lecturer Francine McKenna hosts Professor John Coates, the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. Coates was also General Counsel and Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

His new book, The Problem of Twelve: When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything warns us that America’s past methods for keeping economic power dispersed and monitored no longer do so—instead, a small number of index funds and private equity funds are growing at an alarmingly fast pace and now have disproportionate influence over our economy. Coates brings his vast insider knowledge of how our financial institutions work to reveal how the “problem of twelve” came about and offers much-needed guidance for how to understand, manage, and check this power, while preserving the good that these funds can do. Register here!

Please consider buying your books from our partner Head House Books and then join us at the Pen & Pencil Club. Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:30. Free and open to members and nonmembers.