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Special Series: Finding Sanctuary
March 12, 2018, Issue
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March 12, 2018, Issue
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Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market
The company is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires.
Does Monopoly Power Explain Workers’ Stagnant Wages?
As industries get more concentrated, workers have fewer employment options—and less leverage to get a raise.
Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Big Fight’ Against Monopolies
Warren speaks to
about power, markets, and breaking up corporate giants.
Special Investigation: The Dirty Secret Behind Warren Buffett’s Billions
America’s favorite investor loves monopoly, not free markets.
By the Numbers: The Rise of Monopolies
Industry consolidation has squashed competition and created huge profits for a tiny elite.
How Monopolies Gamed the System
And why we need to change the rules—again.
Meet the World’s Most Feared Antitrust Enforcer
Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner for competition, discusses leveling the economic playing field.
Mike Pence and Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe Rain on South Korea’s Olympics Parade
But the pressure could backfire, a former Japanese prime minister tells
The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise
A preemptive war on inflation will tamp down any real wage growth.
Robert L. Borosage
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Trump on Domestic Violence
What We Talk About When We Talk About Immigration
Donald Trump is changing the terms of the debate. How should progressives respond?
It’s the End of the World Desk as We Know It
And with so much focus on Trump, foreign reporting will not be fine.
Books and the Arts
What Axes Are Good For
Life Among the Bundists
Through his family history, Mark Mazower maps the upheavals and dislocations of early 20th-century Europe and Russia.
The Rise and Fall of Clintonism
What two recent books on Bill and Hillary tell us about the political and economic costs of the New Democrats.
TV’s Dystopia Boom
The nightmarish future ain’t what it used to be.
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Letters From the March 12, 2018, Issue
The art of nonviolence… California dreaming… In defense of male feminists… The president cuts a rug… What this country needs… Charles Murray, creationist… We’re with Kap… About time… Missed opportunity…
Puzzle No. 3457
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto