Democracy vs Monopolies with Matt Stoller of the Open Markets Institute
On today’s show, Matt Stoller, author of Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, joins Sam to discuss the history and future of antitrust and monopoly in America.
It’s new for most Americans that we’re embarrassed by our democracy. We don’t know where it went wrong, or whether it’ll survive. Matt Stoller explains it this way: we’ve come to do politics the way we do commerce, online and at the mall. (Radio Open Source at WBUR)
“I don’t think Libra Consortium’s going to happen, it’s a crazy idea” (CNBC)
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Matt Stoller’s new book Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. (Your Call on KALW)
Author of ‘Goliath’ Matt Stoller talks about the war between monopoly power and democracy (The Next Revolution at Fox News)
Matt Stoller, author of the new book ‘Goliath,’ joins The Final Round to discuss the hundred year struggle between monopolies and democracy, and America’s foray into a new Gilded Age. (The Final Round at Yahoo Finance)
And Mark Zuckerberg justifies Facebook’s “hands-off” approach to content ahead of congressional hearings (ABC News podcast Start Here)
Ad revenue that used to support journalism is now captured by Google and Facebook, and some of that money supports and spreads fake news. (New York Times)
As the presidential election approaches, the cracks in the digital facade are once again showing.
Facebook just removed an “I Love America” page, run by Ukrainians, which pushed recycled pro-Trump imagery from the Internet Research Agency, the Russian group that tried to influence the 2016 election. As it turned out, “I Love America” wasn’t state sponsored — the Ukrainians were just running the page for the advertising money. A similar page with falsified content, “Police Lives Matter,” is now run out of Kosovo.Continue reading
Host Stacy Mitchell is joined by Matt Stoller, fellow at the Open Markets Institute, for a conversation about Matt’s new book Goliath: The 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. (Institute for Local Self-Reliance)