Economics/Class Relations

Undoing the Legacy of Jack Welch, the Man Who Broke Capitalism

David Gelles, “Corner Office” columnist at The New York Times and author of The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America — and How to Undo His Legacy, joins The Realignment to discuss how Jack Welch’s 1981 assumption of the CEO role at General Electric ushered in a new, cutthroat era of American capitalism while permanently redefining the role of the CEO.

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