The Great Equalizer

by David M. Smick

New York Times: The Story Behind This Week's Best Sellers

January 20, 2017: Here comes David M. Smick, a "global macroeconomic strategist" whose new book, "The Great Equalizer," argues that government should favor small businesses and entrepreneurs over big corporations; it enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 8.




The worst enemy of capitalism is…capitalism.

That is one takeaway from financial adviser Smick (The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy, 2008), the founder and publisher of International Economy magazine. One of the lessons learned from the recent presidential election is that there is a hunger for populism in the United States, whether of an authoritarian or a libertarian nature. Thus the Bernie Sanders campaign, which held capitalism as an economic system to be the chief author of our woes. However, writes the author, the culprit is not so much the system of private profit for goods and services, but a global machine that has become much larger and more entrenched than anyone might ever have imagined.




Town Hall Seattle

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

7:30 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street), Seattle, Washington 98101

Admission: $5. More information…


Author David Smick celebrated the release of The Great Equalizer at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 2017.

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Program & Book Signing
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$10 Members, $25 Non-Members

Parish Episcopal School, 4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 75244

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth-Frisco

Thursday, January 19, 2017
7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet and 8:00 AM Program & Book Signing
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$25 Members, $40 Non-Members

Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Dr, Frisco, TX 75034