Yesterday in Toledo, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in which she linked Donald Trump’s tax manipulations to a broader critique of a “rigged” corporate system—one that allows Wells Fargo to create sham bank accounts and drug companies to raise prices unconscionably. That critique of hers isn’t new. What was new, as the New York Time’s… Read more »
The Monopolized Economy
Four companies decide what meat you eat, two choose what milk you buy, and soon only one will determine what beer you drink. Are we all fine with that?
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Ten old/new ideas to give power back to the people.
Metro areas all over the country are trying to nurture startups, without much luck. The Gateway City is succeeding. What’s its secret?
Like many “flyover” cities, St. Louis’s decline is not mainly a story of deindustrialization, but of decisions in Washington that opened the door to predatory monopoly.
Just after Thanksgiving in 1996, a group of 146 St. Louisans, mainly from the black business community, boarded a chartered TWA jetliner and flew to New York City. Their goal? To block the takeover of their hometown Boatmen’s Bank by shutting down the New York Stock Exchange. Led by the St. Louis lawyer Eric Vickers,… Read more »
A consolidated food industry brings you salad and chicken nuggets cheaper—and spreads deadly food-borne pathogens farther.
Regional inequality is out of control. Here’s how to reverse it.
The monopolist behind your favorite “craft” bourbon.