Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (August 11–17)

Elizabeth Warren’s new bill seeks to radically alter US corporate governance; America’s top CEOs earned 312 times more than their average workers last year; regulators are after Facebook for discriminatory housing ads; Elon Musk faces no more than a slap on the wrist from the SEC, experts say; and what is “the biggest policy mistake of the last decade”?  

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eDistortions: How Data-opolies Are Dissipating the Internet’s Potential

In this chapter from the forthcoming Stigler Center ebook Digital Platforms and Concentration, published in anticipation of the eponymous conference at Chicago Booth on April 19 and 20, Ezrachi and Stucke consider how leading digital platforms and data-opolies distort the online environment for private gain at the expense of the common good.

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