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Cooperative Enterprise as an Antimonopoly Strategy

Date Published: November 6, 2018


After decades of neglect, antitrust is once again a topic of public debate. Proponents of reviving antitrust have called for abandoning the narrow consumer welfare model and embracing a broader set of objectives. One essential element that has been overlooked thus far is the ownership structure of the firm itself. The dominant model of investor-owned business and associated philosophy of shareholder wealth maximization exacerbate the pernicious effects of market power.

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Wealth, Power, Control, and Command Private Monopoly and the American Worker

Date Published: July 15, 2018

A majority of citizens believe something is deeply wrong with America. We see the evidence in economic inequality that is greater than ever. We see it in the fantastic dysfunction in our political system, and in shocking outbreaks of racism and tribalism. We see it in figures that detail soaring levels of addiction to opioids and alcohol, and in life spans that for the first time in our nation’s history are falling for large segments of the population.’ The big question is what’s going on? Because today’s crisis does not fit easily into the outlines of any of the economic or political crises of recent decades.

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