Amazon? There Has To Be A Better Way

By Wade Rathke, Stansbury Forum. -

This is an old problem, not a new one, but somehow, we continue to try the same things over and over again, no matter how poorly they are working.  This new problem may be Amazon since they have [...]

Antitrust Is Back In The United States

By Eric Posner, Public Syndicate. -

Chicago – President Joe Biden is signaling that his administration will get tough on monopoly. With the appointments of Columbia University law professors Timothy Wu to the White House National [...]

‘Disintegration’ Of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based [...]

Rooftop Solar Forms An Alternative To Monopoly Utility Models

By John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance. -

Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become [...]

Global South Urges Rich Countries To Lift Monopolies On Covid19 Medical Products

By Public Services International. -

This landmark proposal to temporarily suspend the application and enforcement of certain intellectual property obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual [...]

Report: America’s Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It

By Virgil McDill, Institute for Local Self Reliance. -

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America’s monopoly problem is bigger than you might think.  While last year’s Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report [...]

How Amazon Destroys The Intellectual Justifications For Capitalism

By Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs. -

Amazon doesn't fit comfortably within the free-market fable of how capitalism is supposed to operate. We are, in theory, supposed to get freedom, competition, the reward of innovation, the [...]

How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

By Cory Doctorow, One Zero. -

Figuring out what we want our tech to look like is crucial if we’re going to get out of this mess. Today, we’re at a crossroads where we’re trying to figure out if we want to fix the Big Tech [...]

GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet

By Janine Jackson, FAIR -

Gannett—the largest newspaper publisher in the country, as measured by total daily circulation—has merged with GateHouse Media, owned by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group, which also owns [...]

Tulsi Gabbard Vs Google Goliath

By Rick Sterling, Blackagendareport.com -

"Google creates, operates, and controls its platform and services, including but not limited to Google Search, Google Ads, and Gmail as a public forum or its functional equivalent by [...]

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 [...]

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