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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Aug 28, 2023

John Coates is a professor of law and economics and the deputy dean of the Harvard Law School. John is also the author of a new book titled, *The Problem of Twelve: When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything,* and he joins Macro Musings to talk about it. David and John also discuss the basics and beginnings of index funds, how they may undermine capitalism, the issues with private equity, and a lot more.


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Related Links:


*The Problem of Twelve: When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything* by John Coates


*House Republicans Probe BlackRock, Vanguard on Their ESG Policies* by Steven Dennis


*BlackRock Offers a Vote to Retail Investors in its Biggest ETF* by Brooke Masters