Historically, Americans have joined together across party lines to contain political corruption by containing monopolies. It’s a lesson we need to learn again. Anti-monopoly policies that de-concentrate business prevent excessive concentrations of economic power so that democracy and freedom can flourish.


Are Tech Giants Too Big for Democracy? With Senator Al Franken

Date Published: November 8, 2017

 The following is a non-comprehensive collection of readings related to the issues discussed during our event with Sen. Al Franken on Nov. 8, 2017.   On Net Neutrality Net Neutrality: Why Artists and Activists Can’t Afford to Lose It W. Kamau Bell, The New York Times “This fair internet, where everyone from an amateur […]

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Consumer Choice and Monopoly

Date Published: June 1, 2017

The American consumer enjoys more choices than ever before, or so it seems. A trip to the grocery store reveals aisle after aisle of varied products marketed under countless brand names to countless specifications. Big e-commerce sites like Amazon feature a still greater plethora of choices. Yet all is not what appears to be. Take […]

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