The Weekly Briefing Archive 2017

The Weekly Briefin​g Archive 2017


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Monopolies May Be Worse for Workers Than for Consumers – [Bloomberg] 12.29.17


The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth – [The New York Times] 12.29.17


By the Numbers: a 2017 Money-in-Politics Index – [Center for Public Integrity] 12.28.17


E.P.A. Wanted Years to Study Lead Paint Rule. It Got 90 Days – [The New York Times] 12.28.17


Banned From the Banking Industry For Life, A Scott Pruitt Friend Finds a New Home At the EPA – [The Intercept] 12.28.17


In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants – [The New York Times] 12.28.17


How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care – [The New York Times] 12.27.17


World’s Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017 – [Bloomberg] 12.27.17


Big Tech: The New Predatory Capitalism – [The American Prospect] 12.26.17


Apple Changes Business of Selling Your Browsing Data – [The Wall Street Journal] 12.26.17


Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience – [The New York Times] 12.25.17


Ex-Industry Lobbyists Win Top Jobs in Agencies They Once Fought – [Bloomberg] 12.23.17


The Rehabilitation of Antitrust – [The American Prospect] 12.22.17


Koch Brothers are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband – [Wired] 12.22.17


These Are the Corporate Winners and Losers in the GOP’s Final Tax Bill – [Fortune] 12.22.17


Why Are Politicians Allowed To Vote On A Bill They Profit From? – [International Business Times] 12.21.17


Dozens of Lawmakers Stand to Reap a Tax Windfall Due to a GOP Loophole – [CNBC] 12.21.17


How Monopolies Make Gender Inequality Worse – [Forbes] 12.20.17


Republican Tax Bill Passes Senate in 51-48 Vote – [The New York Times] 12.20.17


Class Action Lawsuit v Google Claims AdX Publishers Are Ripped Off – [Business Insider] 12.20.17


‘Against’ Votes by Institutional Investors Spike – [Agenda] 12.19.17


Facebook Under Fire as German Antitrust Cops Target Ad Model – [AdAge] 12.19.17


Pharma Giant Believes Political Risks of Drug Pricing Are “Waning” – [Axios] 12.19.17


How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants – [The New York Times] 12.19.17


‘We Feel Like Our System Was Hijacked’: DEA Agents Say a Huge Opioid Case Ended in a Whimper – [The Washington Post] 12.18.17


Republican Senators Will Save Millions With Special Real-Estate Tax Break – [International Business Times] 12.18.17


Senator Orrin Hatch Says He Wrote Tax Provision At Center Of Corker Controversy – [International Business Times] 12.18.17


Senator Bob Corker Said He Hasn’t Read The Tax Bill, Denies Changing His Vote In Exchange For Personal Tax Breaks – [International Business Times] 12.17.17


The Tax Bill That Inequality Created – [The New York Times] 12.17.17


Coal Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise – [Bloomberg] 12.15.17


MSU Scholars Find $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Government Spending; Defense Department to Conduct First-Ever Audit – [MSU Today] 12.14.17


What if You Couldn’t Access This Page? – [The New York Times] 12.14.17


F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules – [The New York Times] 12.14.17


Disney Buys Much of Fox in Megamerger That Will Shake World of Entertainment and Media – [The Washington Post] 12.14.17


Who Broke the Economy? – [The Atlantic] 12.13.17


Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet – [The New York Times] 12.12.17


How Requiring Bar Exams Cuts Into Workforce Mobility: Eco Pulse – [Bloomberg] 12.12.17


Hospital Giants in Talks to Merge to Create Nation’s Largest Operator – [The Wall Street Journal] 12.12.17


Millions of People Post Comments on Federal Regulations. Many Are Fake – [The Wall Street Journal] 12.12.17


All 535 Members of Congress, and How Much Money They Got From ISPs – [The Verge] 12.11.17


Former Facebook executive: ‘We Have Created a Tool That’s Ripping Apart the Social Fabric of How Society Works’ – [Business Insider] 12.11.17


6 Ideas to Rein in Silicon Valley, Open Up the Internet, and Make Tech Work for Everyone – [New York Magazine] 12.11.17


Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America – [Project Syndicate] 12.11.17


Can Silicon Valley’s Pro-Antitrust Congressman Navigate His Monopoly-Friendly District? – [New York Magazine] 12.11.17


Tech’s New D.C. Partner: Charles Koch – [Politico] 12.10.17


US Drugmaker Raises Price of Vitamins by More Than 800% – [Financial Times] 12.10.17


Why Monopolies Are Threatening American Democracy – [The Washington Post] 12.09.17


Big Tech Has Reason to Rejoice in Franken’s Fall – [Financial Times] 12.08.17


Democrats Sound Alarm Over CVS-Aetna Deal – [The Hill] 12.08.17


Tax Bill: Koch Brothers’ Senator Pushes Tax Break For ‘Dark Money’ Groups – [International Business Times] 12.08.17


Tom Wheeler Slams Ajit Pai’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules – [Ars Technica] 12.07.17


CVS-Aetna Merger Is a Robber Baron’s Dream Come True – [The Hill] 12.07.17


Trump and Warren Find Common Ground on Antitrust – [The New York Times] 12.07.17


The American Savings Crisis, Explained – [The Week] 12.07.17


Portugal’s Radical Drugs Policy Is Working. Why Hasn’t the World Copied It? – [The Guardian] 12.06.17


The Earthquake to Come in Mexico – [Foreign Policy] 12.05.17


Keith Ellison and the New ‘Antitrust Caucus’ Want to Know Exactly How Bad Mergers Have Been for the American Public – [New York Magazine] 12.05.17


Will Trump’s DOJ Crack Down on Massive Vertical Mergers? – [Law and Political Economy] 12.05.17


Single Payer? How About a Profit-Driven Single Provider? – [The American Prospect] 12.04.17


CVS Is Said to Agree to Buy Aetna, Reshaping Health Care Industry – [The New York Times]12.03.17


Net Neutrality: AT&T Court Case Could Let Telecoms Slow Internet Speeds At Will – [International Business Times]12.03.17


Tax Havens Lobby To Keep Loopholes That Enrich Insurers, Hedge Fund Managers – [International Business Times]12.03.17


Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry – [The New York Times]12.02.17


U.S. Consumer Financial Watchdog Official Defies Trump From Within Agency – [Reuters]12.01.17


Special Giveaways in Tax Cut Bill Benefit Family Members, Colleagues of Key GOP Senators – [The Intercept]12.01.17


Time Inc. Buyer Helped Koch Brothers Airbrush Their Image Across the Internet – [The Intercept]12.01.17


Bitcoin ‘Ought to Be Outlawed,’ Nobel Prize Winner Stiglitz Says – [Bloomberg]11.30.17


Scott Galloway Says Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Should Be Broken Up – [Business Insider UK]11.30.17


What If the Unwashed Masses Got to Vote on Companies’ Strategies? – [The Economist]11.30.17


Europe’s Chief Regulator Margrethe Vestager on Reining in Tech: ‘This Is the Biggest Wake-Up Call We’ve Ever Had’ – [Recode]11.29.17


A Baffling Week for Competition Policy in America – [The Economist]11.29.17


India Is Upholding an Open Internet as the US Moves to Dismantle Net Neutrality – [Quartz]11.29.17


The Trump Administration’s Incoherent Stance on Competition – [The New York Times]11.29.17


Diagnosing the Italian Disease – [VoxEU]11.28.17


Casting Wall Street as Victim, Trump Leads Deregulatory Charge – [The New York Times]11.28.17


Web of Secret Money Hides One Mega-Donor Funding Conservative Court – []11.27.17


White House Memo Justifying CFPB Takeover Was Written by Payday Lender Attorney – [The Intercept]11.27.17


Time Inc. Sells Itself to Meredith Corp., Backed by Koch Brothers – [The New York Times]11.26.17


Trump’s Fight Over Consumer Bureau With Two Directors ‘May End Up in Court’ – [The Guardian]11.26.17


Who Will Be Running Consumer Agency on Monday? It’s Unclear – [The New York Times]11.26.17


Investigation of Fake Net Neutrality Foes Has Been Stymied by the FCC, New York Attorney General Says – [The Washington Post]11.24.17


Uber Hacks and Bitcoin Futures – [Bloomberg]11.23.17


Net Neutrality Is Fiction, No Matter What FCC Does – [Bloomberg]11.22.17


The Economic Case Against an A.T. & T.-Time Warner Merger – [The New Yorker]11.22.17


Regulators to Press Uber After it Admits Covering Up Data Breach – [Reuters]11.22.17


Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms – [The New York Times]11.22.17


What Annual Reports Say, or Do Not, About Competition – [The Economist]11.21.17


Tax Returns Identify Dark Money Organization As Source of GOP Supreme Court Attacks – [MapLight]11.21.17


The NHS Drugs Price Rip-Off Shows Us Why the ‘Free Market’ in Pharmaceuticals Is a Myth – [The Independent] 11.21.17


Trump’s Administration Is Right to Block the AT&T and Time Warner Merger – [The Washington Post] 11.21.17


Wall Street Analysts Say AT&T Will ‘Prevail’ Against DOJ Pver Time Warner – [CNBC] 11.21.17


How a Clever Case Could Kill the AT&T-Time Warner Deal – [Bloomberg]11.21.17


AT&T Faces U.S. Antitrust Suit Over Time Warner Deal – [Bloomberg] 11.20.17


Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants – [Wall Street Journal] 11.20.17


Thanks to the FCC, Christmas Comes Early for Pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast Group – [Mother Jones]11.20.17


Needed: New Legal Ideas to Fight Megamergers – [Bloomberg] 11.20.17


We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself – [The New York Times] 11.20.17


EPA Swaps Top Science Advisers With Industry Allies – [Reveal] 11.19.17


Banks Prepare to Settle With Brussels Over Forex Cartel Probe – [Financial Times] 11.19.17


There’s a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It – [Talking Points Memo]11.17.17


Political Ignorance and “The Captured Economy” – [Washington Post] 11.17.17


US Regulator Votes to Loosen Media Ownership Rules – [Reuters] 11.16.17


21st Century Fox on the Block – [CNN]11.16.17


The Tiny, Passionate Group Battling Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s Grip on US Minds and Wallets – [Quartz]11.16.17


Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters – [New York Times] 11.16.17


Charles Koch Foundation Boosts Donations to Colleges and Universities– [Wall Street Journal] 11.16.17


AT&T Engages Washington Firepower With Megadeal on the Line – [Bloomberg] 11.15.17


Former Coal Executive With Shoddy Safety Record Will Lead Mine Safety Agency – [New York Magazine] 11.15.17


The Supreme Court Has Made it Much Easier for Politicians to Get Away With Corruption – [Vox] 11.15.17


Senators Reach Rare Bipartisan Deal to Ease Banking Rules – [Politico]11.14.17


Flexibility Comes at a High Price, Not Just in the Gig Economy – [Financial Times] 11.15.17



How Facebook and Google Threaten Public Health – and Democracy – [The Guardian] 11.14.17


Missourians Deserve to Know What Google Does With Their Information – [The Kansas City Star] 11.14.17


Who Is Makan Delrahim, the Trump Antitrust Chief? – [CNNMoney] 11.14.17


Trump’s Administration Is Right to Block the AT&T and Time Warner Merger – [The Washington Post] 11.13.17


Trump Chooses Alex Azar for Health and Human Services Secretary – [New York Times] 11.13.17


‘Way Too Little, Way Too Late’: Facebook’s Factcheckers Say Effort Is Failing – [The Guardian] 11.13.17


Missouri AG Josh Hawley Launches Investigation of Google – [The Kansas City Star] 11.13.17


Rupert Murdoch Twice Discussed CNN with AT&T CEO – [Reuters] 11.10.17


Congress Prepares to Send Major Gift to Amazon, While Trump Battles “Amazon Washington Post” – [The Intercept] 11.10.17


The DOJ’s Case Against AT&T Is Stronger Than You Think — Again – [Wetmachine] 11.10.17


How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes (and How to Stop Them) – [New York Times] 11.10.17


Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right – [New York Times] 11.10.17


Is Ronald Reagan to Blame for the Decline of St. Louis? Some Experts Think So – [Vox] 11.09.17


We Must Not Let Big Tech Threaten Our Security, Freedoms and Democracy – [The Guardian] 11.08.17


Franken Says Net Neutrality Should Apply to Google, Facebook and Amazon – [Axios] 11.08.17


U.S. Said to Seek Sale of CNN or DirecTV in AT&T-Time Warner Deal – [New York Times] 11.08.17


How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth – [New York Times] 11.07.17


Disney Ends Ban on Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash – [New York Times] 11.07.17


Google AdSense is Sponsoring Fake News About the Texas Church Massacre – [Media Matters] 11.07.17


Despite Tech Giants’ Colossal Power, Regulators Keep Their Hands Off – [The Seattle Times] 11.07.17


EU Competition Chief in Fierce Attack on Big Tech – [Financial Times] 11.06.17


It’s Time to Admit That Airline Deregulation Has Failed Passengers, Workers—and Economic Efficiency – [American Prospect] 11.06.17


21st Century Fox Has Been Holding Talks to Sell Most of the Company to Disney – [CNBC] 11.06.17


How the Rich Rig Regulations – [Washington Monthly] 11.06.17


All The Elite Hypocrisy Revealed By the Paradise Papers So Far – [Vice]11.06.17


Broadcom Is Preparing to Make an Offer to Qualcomm as Early as Monday, for Up to $70 Per Share – [CNBC] 11.05.17


Why We Need to Regulate the Tech Platforms – [Financial Times] 11.05.17


U.S. States Allege Broad Generic Drug Price-Fixing Collusion – [Reuters]11.03.17


A Way to Poke Facebook Off its Uncontested Perch – [Financial Times]11.03.17


Do Social Media Threaten Democracy? – [The Economist] 11.02.17


U.S. Weighs Suit Against AT&T’s Deal for Time Warner – [Wall Street Journal]11.02.17


As More People Worry About Monopolies, an Economist Explains What Antitrust Can and Can’t Do – [Harvard Business Review] 11.01.17


Facebook Evades Questions From Senator Kennedy About its Ability to Produce Personal Profiles on Users – [Fast Company] 11.01.17


Booker Calls on Antitrust Regulators to Start Paying Attention to Workers – [Vox] 11.01.17


Google Docs Glitch That Locked Out Users Underscores Privacy Concerns – [New York Times] 10.31.17


Direct Democracy Threatens Way We Are Governed – [Financial Times] 10.31.17



Mark Warner: the Tech-Savvy Senator Taking Silicon Valley to Task – [The Guardian] 10.31.17


Mega-Lobbyist Tony Podesta Quits Firm After Manafort Indictment – [Bloomberg] 10.31.17


Google’s Dominance in Washington Faces a Reckoning – [Wall Street Journal]10.30.17


The Democrats Confront Monopoly – [Washington Monthly] 10.30.17


Big Tech and Amazon: Too Powerful to Break Up? – [Financial Times] 10.30.17


Several Probes Target Insulin Drug Pricing – [NBC News] 10.30.17


Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains – [New York Times] 10.30.17


Dons, Donors and the Murky Business of Funding Universities – [Financial Times] 10.28.17


Google Antitrust Remedy Delivers Few Changes for Rivals – [Financial Times] 10.27.17


Financial Lobby Group Pressed Vice President Mike Pence To Repeal Consumer Protection Rule – [International Business Times] 10.27.17


Consumer Agency Says US Senate Vote Is ‘Giant Setback – Wall St Won’ – [The Guardian] 10.27.17


WhatsApp Faces EU Taskforce Over Sharing User Data With Facebook – [The Guardian] 10.27.17


The FCC Plans to Roll Back Some of its Biggest Rules Against Media Consolidation – [Washington Post]10.26.17


CVS Health is in Talks to Buy Aetna – [Wall Street Journal] 10.26.17


Research Shows How Industry Spends to Influence the Legislative Agenda – [UChicago News] 10.26.17


Congress Makes It Harder to Sue the Financial Industry – [Wall Street Journal] 10.24.17


Who Are the Adams Family, and Why Are They Buying Newspapers by the Dozen? – [Poynter] 10.24.17


Facebook Casually Considers Annihilating the Digital Media Industry – [Vanity Fair] 10.24.17


Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh – [Stratechery] 10.24.17


America Has a Monopoly Problem—and It’s Huge – [The Nation] 10.23.17


Washington Takes Aim at Big Tech – [Financial Times] 10.23.17


Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots – [New York Times] 10.21.17


The Next Revolution Will Be Reclaiming Your Digital Identity – [TechCrunch] 10.20.17


Top Startup Investors See Mounting ‘Backlash’ Against Tech – [Reuters]10.19.17



Top Startup Investors See Mounting ‘Backlash’ Against Tech – [Reuters]10.19.17


Luigi Zingales on Saving Capitalism – [The Jolly Swagmen Podcast] 10.19.17


Amazon Offered Billions in Tax Breaks for Second U.S. Headquarters – [Reuters] 10.19.17


GE CEO Jeff Immelt Had Empty Jet Follow His Own: Report – [Business Insider] 10.19.17


Trump Announced an Antitrust Attorney to Head the FTC – [Business Insider] 10.18.17


How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation – [The New York Times] 10.18.17


US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe – [San Francisco Chronicle] 10.18.17


Europe’s Tax Beef With American Tech Giants – [The Atlantic] 10.17.17


Google Is So Big, it Is Now Crafting Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic — and Screwing it Up – [The Intercept]10.17.17


Facebook Acquires Anonymous Teen Compliment App TBH – [TechCrunch]10.17.17


Trump Says Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino is Withdrawing After Washington Post/’60 Minutes’ Investigation – [The Washington Post]10.17.17


OpenSecrets Releases New 2015 Personal Financial Data: Senators Get Richer; Others Not So Much – [OpenSecrets] 10.16.17


The Opioid Epidemic: How Congress and Drug Company Lobbyists Worked to Neutralize the DEA – [The Washington Post] 10.15.17


Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats – [The New York Times] 10.13.17


The Amazon Sales Tax Amnesty- What You Need to Know – [ecommerceChris]10.13.17


A Nobel Prize Winner Says Tech Companies Are Misusing Creativity in Their Quest to Change the World – [Quartz] 10.13.17


Serving Shareholders Doesn’t Mean Putting Profit Above All Else – [Harvard Business Review] 10.12.17


Break Up the Credit-Reporting Racket– [New Republic] 10.12.17


Democratic Rep. Seeks Google Info From FTC – [Broadcasting & Cable]10.12.17


This Is the pro-Trump Propaganda Being Quietly Broadcast on Local Stations Across the Country – [ThinkProgress] 10.12.17


Supreme Court Signals Interest in Apple’s Appeal in Consumer Lawsuit – [Bloomberg] 10.11.17


Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay – [Bloomberg] 10.10.17


Report: DOJ Review of AT&T/Time Warner Slowing with New Antitrust Chief – [Seeking Alpha] 10.09.17


Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration – [The Intercept]10.08.17


EU Conducts Inspections Over Limits to Bank Account Access – [Reuters]10.06.17


U.S. Slaps Additional Tariff on Bombardier, Quadrupling Price of its Jet After Boeing Complaint – [The Seattle Times] 10.06.17


Monsanto Banned From European Parliament – [The Guardian] 10.05.17


Wells Fargo Executives, Board Must Face Lawsuit Over Fake Accounts, Federal Judge Says – [Reuters] 10.05.17


What if DuPont Had Gone Green in North Carolina? – [North Carolina Health News] 10.05.17


How the EU Takes on Amazon, Apple, and Google for Tax and Antitrust Violations – [Quartz] 10.04.17


Facebook Is About to Get Slammed by U.S. Populist Backlash, Says Early Uber Investor Calacanis – [CNBC]10.04.17


‘Simply Doesn’t Cut it’: Elizabeth Warren Slams Wells Fargo’s Board Changes – [Business Insider] 10.03.17


Anti-Monopoly Candidates Are Testing a New Politics in the Midterms– [The Intercept] 10.01.17


American Airlines CEO: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Ever Going to Lose Money Again’ – [CNBC] 09.29.17


Treasury Removes Paper at Odds With Mnuchin’s Take on Corporate-Tax Cut’s Winners – [Wall Street Journal]09.29.17


A $6.4 Billion Windfall Awaits Big U.S. Banks in Trump’s Tax Cut – [Bloomberg] 09.29.17


The Trump Administration Now Has its First Antitrust Regulator – [Recode]09.28.17


When Polluting Is in a Company’s Rational Self-Interest – [Houston Chronicle] 09.27.17


Are Facebook, Google and Amazon Too Big? Why That Question Keeps Coming Up – [USA Today] 09.26.17


Facebook Wants to Know: Is it Good or Bad? – [The Guardian] 09.26.17


 I Asked Tinder For My Data. It Sent Me 800 Pages of My Deepest, Darkest Secrets – [The Guardian] 09.26.17


Why “Fake News” Is an Antitrust Problem – [Vox] 09.26.17


John Oliver on Competition and Antitrust – [Last Week Tonight with John Oliver] 09.25.17


Uber’s Business is Based On Regulatory Arbitrage – [Business Insider] 09.24.17


Facebook’s Ad Scandal Isn’t a ‘Fail,’ It’s a Feature – [New York Times] 09.24.17


A Whistleblower Takes On Charlotte School of Law – [The American Lawyer] 09.23.17


These Are the Billionaires Paying Trump’s Legal Bills – [ThinkProgress] 09.22.17


Uber Loses License to Operate in London – [New York Times] 09.22.17


Big Technology Firms Are Newly in the Hot Seat at Home – [The Economist] 09.21.17


A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame – [New York Times] 09.21.17


Do Tech Companies Really Need All That User Data? – [Harvard Business Review] 09.21.17 


McKinsey has Closed its Eyes in South Africa – [Financial Times] 09.21.17


Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web – [New York Times] 09.20.17


Regulator Settled with Wells Fargo for 100 Times Less Than Law Allowed – [Marketwatch] 09.19.17


Systemic Risk Council Comments on the Treasury Departments June 2017 Report – [The Systemic Risk Council]09.19.17


How Democrats Can Wage War on Monopolies—and Win – [New Republic]09.19.17


Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year – [Bloomberg] 09.18.17


Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year – [Bloomberg] 09.18.17


Margrethe Vestager’s Growing American Fan Club – [Politico] 09.18.17


Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year – [Bloomberg] 09.18.17


Margrethe Vestager’s Growing American Fan Club – [Politico] 09.18.17


Big Tech Makes Vast Gains at Our Expense – [Financial Times] 09.18.17


The Seven Sins of Economists – [Livemint] 09.17.17


Out of the Swamp… or Into the Shadows? – [] 09.17.17


Pop Culture is Far Ahead of Washington When it Comes to Monopoly Politics – [ The Intercept] 09.16.17


A Short Story That Shows Why the Anti-Big Tech Push is Doomed – [Business Insider] 09.16.17


Democratic Holdouts On “Medicare For All” Have Received Twice As Much Insurance Industry Cash As Sponsors– [ MapLight] 09.14.17


Up Next for the United Tech-Rockwell Tie-Up: The Antitrust Ordeal – [Wall Street Journal] 09.14.17


Equifax Isn’t A Data Problem. It’s A Political Problem – [Huff Post] 09.14.17


The Empire of Apple – [The Atlantic] 09.13.17


There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley – [BuzzFeed] 09.12.17


RBC: Google Is in the ‘Crosshairs’ of Antitrust Regulators – and Should be Kicked Out of FANG – [Markets Insider] 09.11.17


How Silicon Valley Is Erasing Your Individuality – [The Washington Post] 09.11.17


France, Germany, Italy, Spain Seek Tax on Digital Giants’ Revenues – [Reuters] 09.09.17


Intelligence Oversight Committees Are Being Stocked With Former Intelligence Agency Employees – [Techdirt] 09.09.17


Jamie Dimon’s $13 Billion Secret—Revealed – [Vanity Fair] 09.08.17


Jamie Dimon Ventures Beyond Wall Street to Have a Say in Washington – [Reuters] 09.08.17


California Water Policy Conference Sponsored By… the Usual Corporate Suspects – [Red, Green, and Blue] 09.08.17


What To Do About Google? – [Forbes]09.08.17


The Power Of Facebook, Google And Amazon Is An Issue For Left And Right – [Buzzfeed] 09.07.17


5 Different Things People Mean When They Say We Need to Revive Antitrust– [Vox] 09.07.17


Breaking From Tech Giants, Democrats Consider Becoming an Antimonopoly Party – [Washington Post] 09.05.17


For Years, Chemical Industry Has Pressured Government To Defund Key Chemical Incident Database – [International Business Times] 09.04.17


EU’s Comments on Blame Congress for high Health-Care Costs – [The Economist] 09.04.17


EU’s Vestager Says Essilor-Luxottica Merger Requires Thorough Vetting – [Reuters] 09.02.17


Corporate America Silenced Researchers Before. Now They’re Doing it Again – [The Guardian] 09.02.17


Trump, DeVos, and the Creation of an American Oligarchy – [New York Magazine] 09.01.17


Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant – [New York Times] 08.30.17


Donald Trump’s Debt to Deutsche Bank – [Financial Times] 08.30.17


How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington – [New York Times] 08.30.17


Radical Reforms Learnt From Roosevelt – [Financial Times] 08.29.17


Alphabet’s Google to Inform EU Antitrust Regulators on Compliance Plan – [Reuters] 08.29.17


Should We Stop the ‘Revolving Door’? – [Chicago Booth Review] 08.28.17


Antitrust Is Back – But The Media Industry Doesn’t Need It – [Forbes]08.28.17


The Democrats Rediscover Antitrust – [The Hill] 08.28.17


Big Tech Can No Longer Be Allowed to Police Itself – [Financial Times] 08.28.17


The Real Price of Those Cheaper Avocados – [Slate] 08.28.17


Amazon Fires Opening Shot in Feared Whole Foods Price War – [Financial Times] 08.25.17


Trump’s Antitrust Nominee, Rife With Conflicts, Puts Democrats To The Test– [Huff Post] 08.25.17


Samsung Heir Is Found Guilty of Corruption in Blockbuster Trial – [New York Times] 08.25.17


The Market Power Story – [Noahpinion] 08.24.17


Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Clears Last Two Major Hurdles – [New York Times] 08.24.17


America’s Most Winner-Take-All Industry, Visualized – [Bloomberg]08.24.17


Business Groups Court White House Even After C.E.O. Defections – [New York Times] 08.23.17


Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon – [New York Times]08.23.17


Silicon Valley Isn’t Special – [Bloomberg] 08.23.17


‘Serious Doubts’ Over Bayer and Monsanto’s $57 Billion Megadeal, Says EU – [Wall Street Journal] 08.22.17


AT&T-Time Warner Deal Challenged by Brazil Antitrust Agency – [Bloomberg] 08.22.17


And Just Like That, Google Becomes The World’s Largest Job Board – [FastCo Design] 08.21.17


Who Is Lobbying Mike Pence And Why? Health Insurers and Big Oil Seek To Influence Vice President – [International Business Times] 08.19.17


Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington – [The New Yorker] 08.19.17


Trump Threatened to Kill the AT&T-Time Warner Deal, But It’s Very Much Alive – [Wall Street Journal] 08.17.17


Facebook’s Willingness to Copy Rivals’ Apps Seen as Hurting Innovation – [Washington Post] 08.17.17


Trump Threatened to Kill the AT&T-Time Warner Deal, But It’s Very Much Alive – [Wall Street Journal] 08.17.17


FCC’s Favors for Sinclair Are the Natural Byproduct of a Pro-Industry Agenda – [TechCrunch] 08.16.17


How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation – [New York Times] 08.14.17


Wells Fargo Accused of Ripping Off Mom-and-Pop Shops – [CNN Money]08.14.17



The Absolute Dominance of Google Chrome, in One Chart – [Business Insider] 08.13.17


Google Doesn’t Want What’s Best for Us – [New York Times] 08.13.17



Chinese Developers Target Apple With Antitrust Suit – [Business Insider] 08.12.17


Drug Industry Faces ‘Tidal Wave’ of Litigation Over Opioid Crisis – [Financial Times] 08.12.17


Who Is Winning With the Fiduciary Rule? Wall Street – [Wall Street Journal] 08.11.17


Behind the Google Diversity Memo Furor is Fear of Google’s Vast, Opaque Power – [Vox] 08.11.17


Trump Hotel in Washington Saw Strong Profit in First Four Months of 2017 – [Wall Street Journal] 08.11.17



Who Was Convicted Because of the Global Financial Crisis? – [Financial Times] 08.10.17


The New Copycats: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups – [Wall Street Journal] 08.09.17


Sinclair Deal Draws Unlikely Opponent: Conservative News Media – [New York Times] 08.09.17


Neomi Rao, the Scholar Who Will Help Lead Trump’s Regulatory Overhaul – [New York Times] 08.07.17


Pilotless Planes Could Save Airlines Billions. But Would Anyone Fly? – [CNN Money] 08.07.17


Financial Firm Fines Are Way Down Under Trump – [Naked Capitalism] 08.07.17


How Britain Fell Out of Love with the Free Market – [The Guardian] 08.06.17


Issue Brief: A Communications Oligopoly on Steroids – [Equitable Growth] 08.04.17


Wells Fargo Shares Fall After Filing Warns May Find ‘Significant Increase’ in Unauthorized Accounts – [CNBC] 08.04.17


Chuck Schumer: A Better Deal for American Workers – [New York Times]08.03.17


Bust Up America’s Monopolies Before They Do More Harm – [Bloomberg]08.03.17


Democrats Have a Plan to Take Back Populism – [Vox] 08.03.17


Economists Are Cheating Their Profession – [Bloomberg] 08.02.17


US Regulator Moves to Loosen Volcker Rule – [Financial Times] 08.02.17


Making Sense of Our Very Competitive, Super Monopolistic Economy – [Harvard Business Review] 07.31.17


Monopoly Was Invented to Demonstrate the Evils of Capitalism – [BBC Capital] 07.31.17


Teamsters Convince Congress to Block Driverless Trucks – [The Next Web]07.31.17


Senator Warren Calls On Fed to Remove Wells Fargo Board Members – [Reuters] 07.29.17


Amazon Everywhere: E-Commerce Titan Is Topic Companies Can’t Avoid– [Reuters] 07.29.17


Wells Fargo Faces Angry Questions After New Sales Abuses Uncovered – [Reuters] 07.29.17


Tobacco Shares Plunge After FDA Proposes Cut to Cigarette Nicotine – [Bloomberg] 07.28.17


The Amazon Effect Convulses a Febrile Wall Street – [Financial Times] 07.28.17


Laurene Powell Jobs has bought The Atlantic – [Recode] 07.28.17


Steve Bannon Wants Facebook and Google Regulated Like Utilities – [The Intercept] 07.27.17


Want to Get Rid of Trump? Only Fox News Can Do It – [New York Times]07.27.17


It’s Time to Fear Amazon – [The Next Web] 07.26.17


Volkswagen Says Cooperation With Rivals Is Common Industry Practice – [Reuters] 07.26.17


The Man Who Got Americans to Eat Trash Fish Is Now a Billionaire – [Bloomberg] 07.24.17


The Government Should Fight ‘Corporate Villainy’ in Tech, Senator Cory Booker Says – [Recode] 07.24.17


Why Tech Companies Are Spending So Much to Lobby the U.S. Government on Tax Reform Donald Trump – [Recode] 07.23.17


The Formula Democrats Need: Less Clintonism, Less Sandersism, More Warrenism Donald Trump – [Business Insider] 07.22.17



Current Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Donald Trump – [ Office of Management and Budget] 07.22.17


Uber’s Newest D.C. Lobbyist: A Top Fundraiser for President Donald Trump – [ Recode] 07.21.17


Senator Cory Booker Thinks the U.S. Government Should Keep an Eye on the Size of Amazon, Google and Other Tech Giants – [ Recode] 07.21.17


Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up? – [Bloomberg] 07.20.17


How Google Tries To Buy Government– [Forbes] 07.19.17


Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money – [New York Times] 07.17.17


Congress Trying to Sneak Through Major Giveaway to Defense – [The Intercept] 07.14.17


U.S. Attorney General Urged to Consider Blocking AT&T Deal for Time Warner – [Reuters] 07.13.17


The Unexpected Political Power of Dentists – [Washington Post] 07.13.17


The New Yardsticks of Investigative Journalism – [Columbia Journalism Review] 07.13.17


Newspapers Seek Antitrust Exemptions to Fight Google and Facebook – [Salon] 07.12.17


The Return of Monopoly – [New Republic] 07.12.17


Google Responds to Wall Street Journal Accusations of Paying Professors – [The Next Web] 07.12.17


Regulatory Capture of the FCC: Stacking the Deck with the New Proposed Republican Commissioner – [Huffington Post] 07.10.17


Newspaper Groups Join Forces to Deal With Facebook and Google – [Financial Times] 07.10.17


NYT and Other Papers to Pols: Save Us From Facebook-Google! – [AdAge] 07.10.17


News Outlets to Seek Bargaining Rights Against Google and Facebook – [New York Times] 07.10.17


A Top Democrat Is Worried Trump Interfered in the Government’s Review of the AT&T-Time Warner Deal – [Recode] 07.09.17


The Next Battle in Antitrust Will Be About Whether One Company Knows Everything About You – [Harvard Business Review] 07.09.17


You Should Be Outraged At Google’s Anti-Competitive Behavior – [Washington Post] 07.07.17


Google Faces a Second Massive Fine From the EU — This Time Over Android – [Business Insider] 07.05.17


Google’s Battle With the European Union is the World’s Biggest Economic Policy Story – [Vox] 07.04.17


Former Barclays Bosses Head to Court Over Fraud Charges – [Financial Times] 07.03.17


EU Considers Tougher Competition Powers – [Financial Times] 07.03.17


The Crazy Math Behind Drug Prices – [Bloomberg] 07.03.17


The Big Consequence of the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal No One’s Talking About – [Washington Post] 07.01.17


A Way to Own Your Social-Media Data – [New York Times] 06.30.17


Nike Thought It Didn’t Need Amazon—Then the Ground Shifted – [Wall Street Journal] 06.29.17


7 Random Obama-Era Regulations Republicans Decided to Roll Back – [Business Insider] 06.28.17


Why Europe Got Tough on Google But the U.S. Couldn’t – [Washington Post] 06.28.17


UK Regulator Calls For Radical Shake-Up of £7tn Investment Sector – [Financial Times] 06.28.17


Google Gets Record $2.7 Billion EU Fine for Skewing Searches – [Bloomberg] 06.27.17


Google Fined $2.7BN for EU Antitrust Violations Over Shopping Searches – [TechCrunch] 06.27.17


Yelp, Oracle and News Corp Have Signed a Letter Supporting EU Action Against Google – [Recode] 06.27.17


The Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurs Flourish in America – [Bloomberg]06.26.17


Google Faces €1bn Day of Reckoning in Brussels – [Financial Times] 06.25.17


Amazon Bites Off Even More Monopoly Power – [The New York Times] 06.21.17


Conglomerates Didn’t Die. They Look Like Amazon – [The New York Times] 06.21.17


James M. Buchanan: The Architect of the Radical Right – [The Atlantic] 06.20.17


New Poll of Rural Americans Shows Deep Cultural Divide with Urban Residents – [Washington Post] 06.17.17


Trump’s Drug Price ‘Remedy’ Expected to be Industry Friendly – [Politico] 06.17.17


Policing the Power of Tech Giants – [Axios] 06.17.17


Trump Owes Lenders At Least $315 million, Disclosure Shows – [Reuters] 06.17.17


The U.S. Is Where the Rich Are the Richest – [Bloomberg] 06.16.17


Amazon’s Margin-Crusher Invades the Grocery Store – [Wall Street Journal] 06.16.17


What Amazon’s Audience Match Tool Means For Advertisers – [AdExchanger]06.16.17


Open Markets Condemns Amazon Plan to Buy Whole Foods – [New America] 06.16.17


Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch: Inside the Billionaire Bromance – [The Guardian] 06.16.17


Tech CEOs Cook, Bezos, Catz Said to Attend Kushner-Led Summit – [Bloomberg] 06.11.17


Amazon’s Quiet Domination Merits Greater Scrutiny – [Financial Times] 06.09.17


Drain the Swamp? Not If This Guy Can Help It – [Washington Post] 06.05.17


Frightened By Donald Trump? You Don’t Know the Half of it – [The Guardian] 06.02.17


Silicon Valley’s CEO Worship Problem– [Salon] 06.02.17


Taibbi on Republicans and Democrats Blocking Drug Reimportation – [Rolling Stone] 06.02.17


Auto Dealerships Are America’s Most Powerful Middlemen – [Houston Chronicle] 06.02.17


The Numbers Are In: A Single-Payer Health System in California Would Cover Everyone and Save Tens of Billions a Year – [AlterNet] 06.02.17


Net Neutrality Activists Have Already Lost, According to These Execs – [Washington Post] 06.01.17


Walmart is Asking Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home From Work – [Washington Post] 06.01.17


Google Plans to Clean Up the Web with Chrome Ad Blocker Next Year – [The Verge] 06.01.17


The New York Times Killed the Public Editor Job Just When it’s Needed Most– [Poynter] 06.01.17


Wilbur Ross and the Sugar Barons: How a Mexican Trade Deal Got Sticky– [Financial Times] 05.31.17


Polanyi, the Failed Prophet of Moral Economics – [Boston Review] 05.31.17


New Competitive Global Elite Emerges in IMD Business School’s Latest World Competitiveness Ranking – [IMD]05.31.17


Facebook Shareholders to Confront Zuckerberg Over Fake News – [Financial Times] 05.31.17


What’s My Investing Fee? A Frustrating Quest – [Wall Street Journal] 05.31.17


Citing Housing Shortage, Builders Push for Friendlier Laws – [Wall Street Journal] 05.30.17


Republicans Still Believe It’s ‘Makers’ Versus ‘Takers’ – [Bloomberg] 05.30.17


Drug Lobbyists’ Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame the Others – [New York Times] 05.30.17


High-Priced Drugs Raise Costs For Seniors in Medicare Part D – [Wall Street Journal] 05.29.17


U.S. Companies No Longer Know Rules of Game Under Trump, Hasbro Director Says – [Reuters] 05.29.17


What Economic Policies Do Americans Need? Just Ask Them – [Bloomberg] 05.26.17


Enforcement Chief to Step Down at Financial Derivatives Regulator – [The New York Times] 05.26.17


Trump Administration Conflicts Of Interest: How Gary Cohn Could Sell U.S. Infrastructure To Goldman Sachs– [International Business Times] 05.26.17


Montana Hospital Prices Are Out of Control, Legislator Says – [Great Falls Tribune] 05.26.17


The Dark Heart of California Water Politics: Big Ag & Big Oil Regulatory Capture – [Elk Grove News] 05.23.17


$110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudis Has Jared Kushner’s Personal Touch – [New York Times] 05.19.17


Roll Call Reporter Says F.C.C. Security Pinned Him to a Wall – [New York Times] 05.19.17


Is There A Gas Line Near Your House? How Anadarko Petroleum Killed A Bill Forcing Fossil Fuel Companies To Tell Homeowners – [International Business Times] 05.17.17


There Is a Conversation in the US About Whether Antitrust Law Should be Rethought – [Financial Times] 05.14.17


Washington Welcomes the Wealthiest– [New York Times] 05.14.17


Sinclair Requires TV Stations to Air Segments That Tilt to the Right – [New York Times] 05.13.17


Why Are Economists Giving Piketty the Cold Shoulder? – [Boston Review] 05.12.17


Luigi Zingales: Today’s Monopolies Are Yesterday’s Startups – [Chicago Booth Review] 05.11.17


How Corn Took Over American Farms– [Bloomberg] 05.11.17


Europe’s Top Court Leaning Towards Dealing Uber a Big Regulatory Blow – [TechCrunch] 05.11.17


Deficiencies That Public Utility Regulation Can Cure – [Financial Times] 05.10.17


Comcast and Charter Just Showed Everyone How to Do Antitrust Violations Right – [Gizmodo] 05.10.17


Fuel of the Future: Data is Giving Rise to a New Economy – [The Economist] 05.05.17


Congress Is Right to Be Upset With America’s Airlines – [The Economist] 05.03.17


Airline Leaders Lambasted at Hearing on Passenger Treatment – [Bloomberg] 05.02.17


‘I’m an Ex-Facebook Exec: Don’t Believe What They Tell You About Ads’– [The Guardian] 05.02.17


Donald Trump’s Pluto-Populism Laid Bare – [Financial Times] 05.02.17


What Fintech Is Going to Do to Banking – [Financial Times] 05.02.17


How Congress Could Make Steve Bannon’s Wildest Dream Come True – [The Fiscal Times] 05.02.17


Trump Weighs Breaking Up Wall Street Banks, Raising U.S. Gas Tax – [Bloomberg] 05.01.17


The Cost of Barack Obama’s Speech – [New York Times] 05.01.17


Donald Trump’s First 100 Days Have Been a Moneymaking Success Story – [Vox] 04.28.17


WPP to Limit Martin Sorrell’s Pay to Just Over £13m From 2021 – [Financial Times] 04.28.17


Stanley Fischer Defends the Revolving Door Between Wall Street and the Fed —Without Mentioning He’s Part of it – [Business Insider] 04.28.17


Wells Fargo Shakes Up Washington Lobbying After Accounts Scandal – [Bloomberg] 04.27.17


Larry Summers: Trump Is Undermining His Own Treasury Secretary – [The Washington Post] 04.27.17


Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality – [The Nation] 04.26.17


How Trump’s Pick for Top Antitrust Cop May Shape Competition – [New York Times] 04.26.17


Regulator Outlines Net-Neutrality Rollback – [Wall Street Journal] 04.26.17


Britain’s Leaders Have Lost Their Way – We Need People Who Put Country Before Self-Interest – [The Telegraph] 04.26.17


Wells Fargo Record Shareholder Rebellion Does Not Mark End of Woes– [Financial Times] 04.26.17


California Health Care Bill: Big Corporate Money Opposes Single-Payer Proposal – [International Business Times] 04.25.17


AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise – [New York Times] 04.23.17


Elizabeth Warren on Big Banks and Their (Cozy Bedmate) Regulators – [New York Times] 04.23.17


Why Some Scientists Are Embracing Activism – [Wall Street Journal] 04.22.17


Is It Time to Break Up Google? – [New York Times] 04.22.17


FTC Sets Its Sights On Occupational Licensing – [Forbes] 04.22.17


How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All – [The Atlantic] 04.21.17


Why the Decline In the Number of Listed American Firms Matters – [The Economist] 04.21.17


US Media Outlets Look to Bridge Partisan Divides – [Financial Times] 04.21.17


Google Is a Monopoly — And It’s Crushing the Internet – [The Week] 04.21.17


F.C.C. Leader Seeks Tech Companies’ Views on Net Neutrality – [New York Times] 04.21.17


Want to Rescue Rural America? Bust Monopolies. – [The Washington Post] 04.21.17


Verizon, for First Time, Loses Core Wireless Customers – [Wall Street Journal] 04.20.17



The Evidence is Piling Up — Silicon Valley Is Being Destroyed – [Business Insider] 04.19.17


As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful – [New York Times] 04.19.17


The Washington Post Pours Some Sugar on Gary Cohn – [Politico] 04.18.17


Trump’s No Populist. He’s a Swamp Monster – [The Washington Post] 04.18.17


Can the Consumer Watchdog Trump Loathes Win an Ohio Election? – [Politico] 04.17.17


Google Caves to Russian Antitrust Regulators – [The Moscow Times] 04.17.17


Poll: People Won’t Fly United If Another Airline Has An Identical Flight – [Morning Consult] 04.17.17


NY Fed Boss May Have Blabbed During Blackout – [New York Post] 04.17.17


Trump Just Appointed a Chemical Industry Honcho to Protect Us From Chemicals – [Mother Jones] 04.16.17


Philanthropy In America Is Becoming ‘Ideological Arms Race,’ Author Says – [NPR] 04.16.17


It’s Official: Donald Trump is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to Nonprofit Journalism – [Inside Philanthropy] 04.16.17


White House to Keep Its Visitor Logs Secret – [New York Times] 04.15.17


How United Turned the Friendly Skies Into a Flying Hellscape – [Wired]04.14.17


The University of Chicago Worries About a Lack of Competition – [The Economist] 04.12.17


Boycotting United Will Never Work. Here’s Why – [Bloomberg] 04.14.17


Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House – [New York Times] 04.13.17


The University of Chicago Worries About a Lack of Competition – [The Economist] 04.12.17


Donald Trump Healthcare: Anthem CEO Talks With Trump As Insurance Giant Pushes For Cigna Merger Approval – [International Business Times] 04.12.17


Trump Takes a Centrist Tack on Economic Policy, Abandoning Campaign Pledges – [Washington Post]04.12.17


United Airlines Spent Millions Fighting Proposals To Protect Passenger Rights – [International Business Times] 04.12.17


Barclays and What Happens When You Go After the Whistleblower – [Financial Times] 04.12.17


KPMG fires 6 Employees Over Advance Warning on Audits – [Financial Times] 04.12.17


The University of Chicago Worries About a Lack of Competition – [The Economist] 04.12.17


Wells Fargo Claws Back $75m in Bonuses Over Sham Accounts – [Financial Times] 04.10.17


How Pharma Companies Game the System to Keep Drugs Expensive – [Harvard Business Review] 04.09.17


Why You Probably Work for a Giant Company, in 20 Charts – [Wall Street Journal] 04.07.17


Donald Trump Still Open to Populist Bank Break-Up Proposals – [Financial Times] 04.07.17


Why the Urge to Merge Could Return to Wall Street – [New York Times] 04.06.17


Simcha Barkai’s Stigler Center Paper on the Labor Share Featured in Vice – [Vice] 04.06.17


Vote Correlation: Internet Privacy Resolution and Telecom Contributions– [] 04.05.17


Vote Correlation: FCC Ruling and Telecom Contributions – [] 04.04.17


Corporations in the Age of Inequality – [Harvard Business Review] 04.01.17


The U.S. Fintech Rregulation Report: How the U.S. Regulatory Environment Is Holding Back the Fintech Industry – [Business Insider] 03.30.17


The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices – [American Prospect] 03.28.17


Cargill Chief Warns Against Protectionist Policies – [Financial Times] 03.28.17


The Disease Killing White Americans Goes Way Deeper Than Opioids – [The Washington Post] 03.28.17


Analysis: A Pharma Company That spent $500,000 Trying to Keep Pot Illegal Just Got DEA Approval for Synthetic Marijuana – [The Washington Post] 03.28.17


Obama’s Fiduciary Rule Is a Disaster, Warns Former SEC Regulator – [Financial Times] 03.26.17


Citing Confidentiality, British Court Blocks Reuters Article on Hedge Fund– [New York Times] 03.25.17


Meet The Martin Shkreli Of Defense Contracting – [Huffington Post] 03.24.17


Watchdog Group Wants to Know If White House Is Interfering in Decision to Block Anthem-Cigna Merger – [The Washington Post] 03.24.17


PwC Takes One for the Industry In Settling MF Global – [Financial Times]03.24.17


Trump Creates More Vacancies By Firing U.S. Attorneys – [Financial Times] 03.23.17


From Bad Air to Birth Defects, Five Hidden Risks in Slashing the EPA – [Bloomberg] 03.23.17


Senate Republicans Vote To Gut Internet Privacy – [BuzzFeed] 03.23.17


High-Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction ‘Shopping’ in Patent Suits– [Wall Street Journal] 03.23.17


U.S. Loses Focus on White-Collar Crime, Lawyers Say – [Financial Times] 03.23.17


Democrats Press Trump’s SEC Nominee on Wall Street Ties – [Financial Times] 03.23.17


A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals – [New York Times] 03.22.17


DOD’s Revolving Door in Full Swing – [Politico] 03.20.17


People Trust News Based On Who Shared It, Not On Who Published It – [Nieman Journalism Lab] 03.20.17


Market Power in the U.S. Economy Today – [Equitable Growth] 03.20.17


Trump Administration Conflicts? Former Anthem Lobbyist To Oversee Antitrust Division: Report – [International Business Times] 03.20.17


Trump’s Antitrust Division Pick Could Mean Trouble For Mergers – [New York Post] 03.20.17


Activist Investor Takes a Page From Greenpeace, Pushing Companies for Change – [Wall Street Journal] 03.19.17


George Osborne Facing Calls to Quit as MP Over Evening Standard Job – [The Guardian] 03.17.17


H-1B Visas Keep Down U.S. Tech Wages, Study Shows – [Wall Street Journal] 03.17.17


Wells Fargo Leaders Reaped Lavish Pay Even as Account Scandal Unfolded – [New York Times] 03.17.17


Amgen to Refund Cholesterol Drug if Patients Suffer Heart Attack – [Financial Times] 03.17.17


The People From ‘Government Sachs’ – [New York Times] 03.17.17


The Man Who Made Us See That Trade Isn’t Always Free – [Bloomberg]03.17.17


Updates From the Fake-News World – [Nieman Journalism Lab] 03.15.17


Germany Cracks Down on Social Media Over Fake News – [Financial Times] 03.15.17


Hard Truths About Fake News – [Financial Times] 03.15.17


Kushners Set to Get $400 Million From Chinese Firm on Tower – [Bloomberg] 03.13.17


How Antitrust Enforcement Can Spur Innovation – [VoxEU] 03.13.17


Ajit Pai’s Dismantling of Net Neutrality Amounts to War On Consumers – [The Hill] 03.13.17


PwC Accuses Corzine Over MF Global Run – [Financial Times] 03.12.17


The Case Against the Murdoch Empire– [New Statesman] 03.10.17


Wall Street Money in Washington – [Americans for Financial Reform] 03.08.17


George Osborne to Earn £650,000 at BlackRock for Four Days a Month – [Financial Times] 03.08.17


Caterpillar Is Accused in Report to Federal Investigators of Tax Fraud – [New York Times] 03.07.17


Conservatives Savage GOP Obamacare Plan Despite Trump Backing – [Bloomberg] 03.07.17


Excessive CEO Pay for Dumb Luck – [Bloomberg] 03.06.17


Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Miners and More – [New York Times] 03.05.17


With No Disclosure, Comcast-Owned Vox Runs Commercial for Comcast’s $500M Snapchat Investment – [FAIR ] 03.04.17


Neil Gorsuch and Antitrust Law – [National Review] 03.04.17


How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide – [New York Times] 03.03.17


Donald Trump’s Economic Team Packed With Corporate Lobbyists And Koch Brothers Allies – [International Business Times] 03.01.17


JPMorgan Finance Chief Calls for Easing of Bank Regulation – [Financial Times] 02.28.17


Samsung Heir Lee Jae-Yong Charged with Bribery – [Financial Times] 02.28.17


GE CEO: “Many Fears of the American Workforce are Created By a Lack of Competitiveness” – [GE Annual Report 2016] 02.27.17


US Banks Hit Brakes on Lending After Trump Election – [Financial Times] 02.27.17


Donald Trump is Creating a Field Day for the One Percent – [Financial Times] 02.26.17


Did Someone Say ‘Tax Code Rewrite’?– [New York Times] 02.25.17


White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire – [ProPublica] 02.24.17


Trump Is on the Verge of His Own Bull Market – [Bloomberg] 02.24.17


Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs – [ProPublica] 02.24.17


Silicon Valley Tried to Upend Banks. Now It Works With Them. – [New York Times] 02.23.17


Trump Appointee Gary Cohn to Stay Clear of Goldman Matters – [Financial Times] 02.23.17


Cut off Elon Musk’s Government Subsidy Gravy Train – [The National Interest] 02.22.17


New EPA Head is Awfully Friendly With the Industry he Should Regulate, Emails Show – [The Verge] 02.22.17


NPR Has Created a Team Devoted to Covering President Trump’s Conflicts of Interest – [Poynter] 02.22.17


Michael Wolff on Trump’s Tech War and How Big Media Benefits – [Hollywood Reporter] 02.21.17


Neil Gorsuch Always Sides with Big Business, Big Donors and Big Bosses – [The Washington Post] 02.21.17


Pharma Industry Shuns Trump Push for Radical Shift at FDA – [Reuters] 02.20.17


Trump Then: ‘I Would Have No Problem’ Banning Lobbyists. Trump Now: You’re Hired! – [ProPublica] 02.20.17


Why Is Congress Undermining Retirement Security for Millions of Americans? – [New America] 02.18.17


As Leaks Multiply, Fears of a ‘Deep State’ in America – [New York Times] 02.18.17


A Corporate Defender at Heart, Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White Returns to Her Happy Place – [The Intercept] 02.17.17


SoftBank Willing to Cede Control of Sprint to Entice T-Mobile – [Reuters] 02.17.17


Trump’s War on Economists – [CNBC] 02.17.17


UnitedHealth Accused of Overcharging Medicare – [Fortune] 02.17.17


Jared Kushner Delivers Critique of CNN to Time Warner Executive – [Wall Street Journal] 02.16.17


Why One Food Executive is Pledging $25 Million to Fight His Own Industry– [Washington Post] 02.16.17


Market Failure Looks Like the Culprit in Rising Costs – [Bloomberg] 02.16.17


Does VC Mean Venture Capital Or Very Concentrated? – [Forbes] 02.16.17


When a Pillar of the Fourth Estate Rests on a Trump-Murdoch Axis – [New York Times] 02.13.17


An Anti-Consumer Agenda at the F.C.C. – [New York Times] 02.11.17


Powerful Fed Governor Dan Tarullo to Step Down – [Financial Times] 02.10.17


Wikipedia Calls the Daily Mail “Generally Unreliable,” and Bans it As a Source in Most Cases – [Nieman Journalism Lab] 02.10.17


Wall Street Journal Editor to Face Critics – [Politico] 02.10.17


Putting Clients Second – [New York Times] 02.10.17


What Will US Antitrust Policy Look Like Under Trump? – [The Hill] 02.09.17


Trump Team May Inject Populist Agenda Into Antitrust Decisions – [The Hill] 02.09.17


Rupert Murdoch Secretly Sat In on Interview with Donald Trump – [Financial Times] 02.09.17


Ivanka Trump Oversaw Murdoch Daughters’ Trust – [Financial Times] 02.09.17


Cigna-Anthem Merger 2017: With Billions Of Dollars At Stake, Proposed Health Insurance Deal Is Blocked By Federal Judge – [International Business Times] 02.09.17


US Federal Court Blocks $48bn Anthem-Cigna Merger – [Financial Times] 02.09.17


Bello: The Odebrecht Scandal Brings Hope of Reform – [The Economist] 02.08.17


How to Fix the National Energy Board, Canada’s ‘Captured Regulator’– [DeSmog Canada] 02.08.17


Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying – [ New York Times] 02.06.17


Why the Maximize Shareholder Value Theory Is Bogus – [ Evonomics] 02.06.17


The End Of The Level Playing Field – [AVC] 02.05.17


Lighter Regulatory Touch is No Reason to Celebrate – [ Financial Times] 02.04.17


Trump Puts Brake on ‘Client First’ Fiduciary Rule Protecting Retirees – [Financial Times] 02.04.17


Trump Prepares to Take Axe to Wall St Regulation – [ Financial Times] 02.03.17


‘It’s Tricky’: Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank, Halt Obama Fiduciary Rule – [ Bloomberg] 02.03.17


‘It’s Tricky’: Apple Has Missed the Deadline to Pay $13.9 Billion to Ireland in Illegal Tax Benefits – [ CNBC] 02.02.17


US Executives Ride Donald Trump’s Wave of Uncertainty – [ Financial Times] 02.02.17


Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration – [ Lexology] 02.01.17


Could David Plouffe And Company Be Dinged $92,000 For Off The Books Lobbying In Chicago? – [The Daily Line] 02.01.17


Trump Signs Executive Order to Slash Regulations – [Reuters] 01.30.17


Trumping Capitalism? – [Institute for New Economic Thinking] 01.27.17


ABA Section of Antitrust Law releases Presidential Transition Report – [American Bar Association] 01.25.17


Eight Market-Oriented Proposals That Reduce Income Inequality – [AEI] 01.25.17


Judge Says Aetna Dropped Out of some Obamacare Markets to Help Win its Merger Fight – [Washington Post] 01.25.17


Why Trump’s Staff Is Lying – [Bloomberg] 01.25.17


Gary Cohn’s Goldman Exit Tops $100 Million – [Wall Street Journal] 01.25.17


IEX Group John Ramsay on Speed Bump and CHX – [Business Insider] 01.24.17


Why Mobile Customers are Better Off Under Democratic Governments – [Livemint ] 01.24.17


New York Times Editor Quentin Hardy is Heading to Google – [Recode] 01.24.17


Taming the Chaebols by Lee Jong-Wha – [Project Syndicate] 01.21.17


Ads for Google Products Topped Google Search Results 91 Percent of the Time – [Recode] 01.20.17


Wright Under Consideration as Trump’s Antitrust Chief, Source Says – [Bloomberg] 01.20.17


Donald Trump’s High-Profile Apparent Merger Meetings Are a Major Cause for Alarm – [Slate] 01.20.17


Trump Noses Into One of the World’s Biggest Mergers – [Politico] 01.20.17


Trump Is Ready to Bless Monsanto and Bayer’s Massive Merger – [Mother Jones] 01.20.17


A Federal Judge Is Expected to Block the Anthem-Cigna Merger – [Fortune] 01.20.17


Public Sees Corporations Gaining Influence in Trump Era – [Pew Research Center] 01.19.17


The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative – [Observer]01.19.17


Five Questions Winterkorn Will Face Over Dieselgate – [Financial Times]01.18.17


Dodd-Frank in Crosshairs as Law’s Opponents Take Power – [Wall Street Journal] 01.18.17


This Economic Phenomenon Is Making Government Sick – [Bloomberg] 01.18.17


Luxottica and Essilor Agree to €50bn Merger – [Financial Times] 01.16.17


Trump’s Administration Will Regulate Trump’s Businesses, Raising Prospect of Conflicts – [The Washington Post] 01.16.17


It’s Time to Build a Human Economy That Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Privileged Few – [Oxfam] 01.15.17


Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators – [New York Times] 01.15.17


FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Resign – [Wall Street Journal] 01.13.17


Wall Street Wins Big From Trump Transition – [Financial Times] 01.13.17


Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Heads to Trump Tower (Again) – [TechCrunch] 01.12.17


AT&T’s CEO Just Went to Trump Tower in the Wake of Trump’s Torching of CNN, Which AT&T Wants to Buy – [Business Insider] 01.12.17


‘The Mooch’ Earns the Ear of Donald Trump – [Wall Street Journal] 01.12.17


Snapchat Hires Senior State Department Official Rick Stengel to Deepen Its Ties With Washington – [Business Insider] 01.11.17


Trump Says Drug Companies Are ‘Getting Away With Murder’— and Biotech Shares Are Plunging – [Business Insider] 01.11.17


Which Party Is the Party of the 1 Percent? – [Capital Research Center] 01.10.17


Donald Trump is Making America Safe for Business – [Financial Times] 01.10.17


Documents Detail Mattis’s Lucrative Speaking Engagements and Financial Ties to Defense Contractors – [Washington Post] 01.09.17


F.B.I. Arrests Volkswagen Executive on Conspiracy Charge in Emissions Scandal – [New York Times] 01.09.17


VW Top Management ‘Authorised Concealment’ of Emissions Cheating – [Financial Times] 01.09.17


U.S. Bucked Rest of World on Antitrust Enforcement in 2016 – [Wall Street Journal] 01.09.17


U.S. Bucked Rest of World on Antitrust Enforcement in 2016 – [Bloomberg Big Law Business] 01.08.17


Jared Kushner, a Trump In-Law and Adviser, Chases a Chinese Deal – [New York Times] 01.07.17


Speaker Paul Ryan, After Passing Regulatory Rollback, Parties With Lobbyists at Fundraiser – [The Intercept]01.06.17


Trump Tells Confidant He Still Opposes AT&T-Time Warner – [Bloomberg] 01.05.17


US Jury Orders DuPont to Pay $10.5 mln in Punitive Damages Over Leaked Chemical – [CNBC] 01.05.17


Corporations Need a New Reason to Be – [Bloomberg] 01.04.17


Drug Pricing Report Shows Limits of Transparency Push – [Wall Street Journal] 01.03.17


NYC’s Brand New Subway is the Most Expensive in the World — That’s a Problem – [Vox] 01.02.17


Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs – [New York Times] 01.02.17


The FDA’s Rigged Drug Committees – [The Wall Street Journal] 01.01.17