Tag Archives: Cartels

Prices, plutocrats, and corporate concentration

Would less corporate concentration – and a weaker corporate capacity to raise prices – mean less inequality? By Sam Pizzigati Source: Nation of Change Andrew Leigh, a member of the Australian parliament, has a side gig. He just happens to … Continue reading

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“It’s Crucial to Break Up Facebook”

By Asher Schechter Source: ProMarket Four decades ago, writes Tim Wu in the introduction to his recent book The Curse of Bigness, the United States and other countries entered into a sweeping experiment that radically transformed their economies and politics. … Continue reading

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National Bankruptcy as a Board Game

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov Most people are familiar with the game Monopoly. Its goal is to teach capitalist kiddies a valuable lesson about capitalism; namely, that in running a business it isn’t useful to shoot for some happy … Continue reading

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Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earth’s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it … Continue reading

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THE MONOPOLIZATION OF AMERICA: The biggest economic problem you’re hearing almost nothing about

By Robert Reich Source: Nation of Change Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in … Continue reading

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Are Profit and Healthcare Incompatible?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The only way to systemically lower costs is to make prevention and transparency the top priorities. As I have been noting for a decade, the broken U.S. healthcare system will bankrupt the … Continue reading

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The futility and corruption of the drug war

By Jacob Hornberger Source: Intrepid Report I just finished watching the much-acclaimed series “Narcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a true-life … Continue reading

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