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The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

The Amazon Effect

Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?

Marga Schoeller Bücherstube, one of Berlin’s many renowned independent bookstore

In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.

Why does Amazon now have customers do the search chores it used to do for them, and in innovative ways?

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.

Wisconsin recall supporters

In the June 5 recall election to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies, grassroots activists are fighting millions in corporate cash.

Blogs

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

Could shifts in Murdoch’s empire mean a kinder, gentler Fox News?

June 19, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?

June 15, 2015

From weak enforcement to a blank check for President Cruz, why Democrats are rebelling against trade promotion authority.

June 11, 2015

Walmart's sustainability record is anything but ethical.

June 5, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015