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Monopoly

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The Writers Guild of America West makes the case for media un-consolidation.

40 years ago, the Reagan administration decided that monopolies were good, actually. Rather than preventing the kinds of mega-mergers that increased corporate power (over workers, regulators, customers and competitors), Reagan decreed that monopolies were “efficient” and should be left alone.

40 years later, every one of our industries has consolidated…

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

A new book documents how monopoly has become the defining economic problem of our era

What did I read?

Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People by Barry Lynn

So who is this Barry Lynn?

Lynn is the founder and CEO of the Open Markets Institute and the author of two previous books — End of the Line and Cornered — that analyzed the concentration of private power…

Thinking outside the antitrust box

Writing in Wired, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) researcher and anti-monopolist Ron Knox gives a thorough, important account of how music industry monopolization resulted in declining revenue for artists, even as the industry itself has reaped greater profits.

https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-big-music-needs-to-be-broken-up-to-save-the-industry/

Knox describes how concentration has come to every link in music’s…

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