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Marc Levinson

Marc Levinson is an economist, historian, and journalist whose career has centered on disentangling complex economic issues. He was formerly finance and economics editor of The Economist in London, an economist with a leading bank, and senior fellow for international business at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has written for many leading publications. Marc is the author of six books. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, which shows how a seemingly simple innovation helped reshape the world economy, is among the most influential business books of recent decades. The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America, named one of the best non-fiction books of 2011 by the Wall Street Journal, explores an inherent conflict within capitalism, as big companies’ quest for greater efficiency clashes with the goals of fostering small business and local control. His most recent book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, examines the remarkable growth of the world economy in the decades after World War Two and the desperate attempts to escape the long and painful slump that followed.

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