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In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

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Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

Supply chain shocks have already led to shortages of videotape and auto parts. Could food or medicine be next?

Paul Volcker, head of Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, nailed the cause of our financial hardship in a series of blistering remarks on the sorry state of our economy.

America's favorite natural grocery chain is looking like just another greedy, antiunion corporation.

With assembly plant shut-downs and a massive layoff of 5,000 workers, GM has seen better days. Those include the 1950s, when GM was in trouble with the Senate for being too powerful, and accused of artificially raising prices and creating a monopoly in Detroit.

As corporations consolidate, they grab power from the
public. Here are seven modest proposals to give power back to the
public and avoid another Enron.

Las Vegas is capitalism stripped bare. If you're out of money, you're out of luck.

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

In the final triumph of free-market capitalism, farmers will become serfs.

Blogs

The man that proposed “Petraeus for President” threatens to dominate airwaves and headlines in major American cities. 

December 6, 2012

The GOP candidate’s bus tour skips communities battered by Bain Capital.

June 19, 2012

According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  But that's not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with Americans’ supposed fascination with Britain's royals.

April 27, 2011

The FCC's vote to approve Comcast's proposed acquisition of a majority stake in NBC Universal represents the ultimate surrender to the demands of corporate America.

January 18, 2011

Minnesota senator seeks a Department of Justice investigation into manipulation of NBC by Comcast.

November 24, 2010

As someone who has written several books and dozens of major articles on judicial interventions in our politics, and who has covered literally hundreds of campaigns in every state of the country, I have made no secret about my sense that the best response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to let corporations spend freely on campaigns is a constitutional amendment to protect our democracy from being overwhelmed with corporate cash.

February 11, 2010

The "I will mess you up" Senator is what Keith Olbermann is now calling Al Franken. He also added that "orientation" for Minnesota's Senator is now over.

February 10, 2010

The 2009 stimulus bill that was supposed to spur job creation at a sufficient rate to prevent double-digit unemployment might have done so if it had been approved at the level and with the focus intended by the serious players in the U.S. House who initially crafted a real response to the recession.

February 1, 2010

If the Democratic Party wants to lose – or, to be more precise, wants to lose badly in 2010 and 2012, it need only maintain its current loyalty to the most powerful interests on Wall Street.

January 25, 2010