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The Monopolized Economy
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.
A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave the typical American family spending 50 percent of its income on health care within ten years—and blaming the Democrats. The solution requires banning price discrimination by monopolistic hospitals.
Independent ranchers and animal rights activists don’t agree about much, except that it’s time to stop using federal tax dollars to support the meat lobby.