New Report: Walmart’s Monopolization Of Local Grocery Markets

By Stacy Mitchell, Ilsr.org -

Our findings illustrate the failure of contemporary antitrust policy. For nearly four decades, the two agencies that enforce the antitrust laws, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal [...]

Time To Break Up The 21st Century Tech Trusts

By David Rosen, Counterpunch.org -

On June 11th, the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading “big-tech” companies — Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.  Rep. David [...]

Duke Energy’s Monopoly Power Faces Challenges In Southern States

By Sue Sturgis, Portside.org -

A newly-formed coalition of advocacy groups has launched a campaign to end Duke Energy's longstanding monopoly control over most of North Carolina's electric system in hopes that permitting [...]

Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds

By David Dayen, Theintercept.com -

ON MONDAY, THE Open Markets Institute released new evidence of increased corporate concentration in 32 different industries, from cellphone providers (where four firms control 98 percent of the [...]

Body-Cam Giant Snaps Up Its Biggest Rival To Create Near-Monopoly

By Cyrus Farivar, Arstechnica.com -

Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, has acquired its largest rival, VieVu—setting up a near-monopoly in the market for body-worn cameras. While Axon already has contracts with most large [...]

The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News For The Planet

By Ellen Brown, Ellenbrown.com -

Two new studies from Europe have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird [...]

New Brandeis Movement: Principles Of Antimonopoly Debate

By Lina Khan, Academic.oup.com -

Over the last two years, a growing number in America have concluded that the United States has a monopoly problem. The Obama Administration’s Council of Economic Advisers linked rising market [...]

Amazon Is A 21st-Century Digital Chain Gang

By Marshall Auerback / AlterNet.org -

When Amazon announced plans to locate a $5 billion, 50,000-employee complex as its second headquarters somewhere in North America, state governments and municipalities fell over themselves [...]

Fragmented Health System Paves Way For CVS-Aetna Merger

By Aaron Mate, www.therealnews.com -

By Aaron Mate for The Real News. It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. In what is being called the biggest merger in the history of the health insurance industry, CVS is reportedly making a $66 [...]

To Address Inequality, Let’s Take On Monopolies

By Barry Lynn and Kevin Carty, www.inequality.org -

By Barry Lynn and Kevin Carty for Inequality - Most Americans know that our country has become extremely unequal. They may not know that the richest 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the [...]

Time To Fight Health-Care Monopolization

By Phillip Longman, www.democracyjournal.org -

By Phillip Longman for Democracy Journal - Compared to the discourse in the other party’s nomination process, the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over health-care reform may [...]

Regulators Should Block Amazon’s Acquisition Of Whole Foods

By Nick Stumo-Langer, www.ilsr.org -

By Nick Stumo-Langer for ILSR - In response to Amazon’s announced acquisition of Whole Foods, Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and co-author of Amazon’s [...]

Media Monopolies Are Undermining Democracy And Net Neutrality

By Emma Niles, www.truthdig.com -

By Emma Niles for Truth Dig - Robert Scheer: Hi, it’s Robert Scheer with another edition of Scheer Intelligence, where the intelligence comes from my guests. In this case, it’s Mark Lloyd, who [...]

An Internet For Everyone

By Devin Coldewey, www.techcrunch.com -

By Devin Coldewey for Tech Crunch. The imagination is a powerful thing, and what it creates may in fact be powerful beyond our imagining. That was certainly the case with Sir Tim Berners-Lee [...]

Obama Must Confront Monopoly Practices In Health Insurance

By Lawrence J. Hanley, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Lawrence J. Hanley in The Huffington Post - The flurry of recent merger announcements from the handful of remaining national health insurance providers is cause for alarm for all [...]

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