Keith Roberts


On his book The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Cover Interview of August 16, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“What business does, what nurtures or harms it, and what dangers it holds.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“An important part of the Roman story is the explanation of how concentrated wealth played a major role in killing off business in most of Western Europe after 200 AD.”

On the second:

“You ask how my professional path led to this book.  Others have asked how long it took me to write, and I usually answer ‘all my life.’”