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Episode 62 - Capitalism, Competition, and Wealth: A Conversation with Denise Hearn

Episode 62 - Capitalism, Competition, and Wealth: A Conversation with Denise Hearn


Today's interview was done at a Tech2025 event where participants were asked to think about wealth and the present state of the US and Global economy. I spoke to Denise Hearn, author of "The Myth of Capitalism" about the trend towards Oligopoly and it's causes.

Also included are discussions about the definition of capitalism, the definition of wealth, the price of a free good, regulatory capture, and the role of our monetary system in distorting the economy.

Articles, Books, and Clips Mentioned

Tech2025 Event
Economics of the Future: Disruptive Technology, the Myth of Capitalism, and Why Ordinary People Don’t get Wealthy

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Denise Hearn writes, presents, and consults on systems change for human flourishing. She is co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition – named one of the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2018 and endorsed by two Nobel Prize winners. Denise has presented to over 50,000 people throughout her career at venues including: the Oxford Union, Bloomberg, a Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee, and group homes for foster children.

Most recently, Denise was Head of Business Development at Variant Perception - a global macroeconomic research and investment strategy firm that caters to hedge funds and family offices. She has also built new impact investment models in Canada, helped create the world’s first Trustmark for Sharing Economy companies in the UK, and was chosen to participate in the Alt/Now: Economic Inequality residency program at the Banff Centre. 

Denise has an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business School, where she co-chaired the Social Impact Oxford Business Network, and a BA in International Studies from Baylor University.  She resides in Seattle with her husband and enjoys hiking, singing, and breaking conversation norms at parties. Find her at:

Twitter: @DeniseHearn_

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