The Weekly Briefin​g Archive

 

Mick Mulvaney’s Guide to Navigating the Swamp – [The Atlantic] 04.25.18

 

Mick Mulvaney Just Said the Swampiest Thing Ever – [CNN Money]04.25.18

 

Five Telltale Signs That Industry Cash Funded a Study – [Tarbell] 04.25.18

 

Jeff Bezos v the World: Why All Companies Fear ‘Death by Amazon’ – [The Guardian] 04.25.18

 

The Trump Administration Is Letting Wells Fargo Get Away With Grand Theft Auto – [The Nation] 04.24.18

 

Net Neutrality Officially Dies Any Day Now. It May Get a Second Life – [Quartz] 04.24.18

 

How Merchants Use Facebook to Flood Amazon With Fake Reviews – [Washington Post] 04.24.18

 

CFPB Considers Ending Public Access to Complaints About Banks – [Wall Street Journal] 04.24.18

 

Do Taxpayers Know They Are Handing Out Billions to Corporations?– [The New York Times] 04.24.18

 

How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google– [The New York Times] 04.24.18

 

Google Has a Facebook Problem – [The New Republic] 04.24.18

 

Art Imitates Life in the Digital Age – [Financial Times] 04.23.18

 

Data Sheet—How to Regulate Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google – [Fortune] 04.23.18

 

What Does Jeff Bezos Want? – [Politico]04.22.18

 

Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google – [Wall Street Journal] 04.22.18

 

Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers? – [Project Syndicate] 04.21.18

 

Palantir Knows Everything About You– [Bloomberg] 04.19.18

 

U.S. Antitrust Boss Calls for Vigilance on Big Tech Platforms – [Bloomberg]04.19.18

 

The New Octopus – [Logic] 04.19.18

 

From Witness Stand, AT&T Chief Details New $15-a-Month Streaming Service – [CNNMoney] 04.19.18

 

How Wall Street Is Doing An End-Run Around A Federal Anti-Corruption Rule – [Fast Company] 04.19.18

 

Amazon Worker’s Median Pay in 2017: $28,446 – [Seattle Times] 04.18.18

 

How Regulation Affects Bank Competition – [VoxEU.org] 04.18.18

 

Netflix Is Suddenly a Huge Political Issue in Brazil – [The Atlantic] 04.18.18

 

Web’s Inventor Discusses Digital Monopolies, Privacy Threats – [Associated Press] 04.18.18

 

Google’s GDPR Approach Raises Publisher Concerns – [Digiday] 04.18.18

 

One Year After the Uber-Didi Merger, It’s Only Getting Harder to Hail a Ride in China – [Quartz] 04.18.18

 

Google is Pursuing the Pentagon’s Giant Cloud Contract Quietly, Fearing An Employee Revolt – [Defense One]04.17.18

 

New Scandal Shakes Eni in Congo Brazzaville. Here’s Who Is Behind Marine XI Giant Gas Field – [L’Espresso] 04.16.18

 

A Missing Link: The Role of Antitrust Law in Rectifying Employer Power in Our High-Profit, Low-Wage Economy– [Roosevelt Institute] 04.16.18

 

This Is How We Take Power Back From Facebook (And Every Other Monopoly) – [Fast Company] 04.16.18

 

AT&T Economist Argues Time Warner Merger Is Good for Consumers – [Reuters] 04.15.18

 

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs – [BuzzFeed] 04.15.18

 

Sir Martin Sorrell Steps Down as WPP CEO – [Axios] 04.14.18

 

Google Poised to Emerge Unscathed From European Antitrust Crackdown– [Reuters] 04.13.18

 

Facebook Doesn’t Expect Revenue Impact Over Privacy Concerns – [Wall Street Journal] 04.13.18

 

Why the Problem with Facebook, Is Facebook – [Publishers Weekly] 04.12.18

 

Facebook Is Complicated. That Shouldn’t Stop Lawmakers. – [The New York Times] 04.12.18

 

Will the US Regulate Facebook? Europe Is About to Do Just That – [CNN Money] 04.12.18

 

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Has Met With Dozens Of Campaign Donors – [Huff Post] 04.11.18

 

‘Facebook Does Not Exist to Return Profits to Its Shareholders’ – [New York Magazine] 04.11.18

 

Here’s How Much Facebook Donated to Every Lawmaker questioning Mark Zuckerberg – [The Verge] 04.11.18

 

The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. That’s Great News for Facebook. – [The Intercept] 04.11.18

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Hearing Was an Utter Sham – [The Guardian]04.11.18

 

Facebook Does Not Exist to Return Profits to Its Shareholders’ – [New York Magazine] 04.11.18

 

Here’s How Much Facebook Donated to Every Lawmaker questioning Mark Zuckerberg – [The Verge] 04.11.18

 

The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. That’s Great News for Facebook. – [The Intercept] 04.11.18

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Hearing Was an Utter Sham – [The Guardian]04.11.18

 

Sinclair TV Chairman to Trump: ‘We Are Here to Deliver Your Message’ – [The Guardian] 04.10.18

 

Antitrust Officials Raid 21st Century Fox European Offices – [The Guardian]04.10.18

 

Facebook Can’t Be Fixed, It Needs To Be Broken Up – [Daily Beast] 04.10.18

 

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Hearing Could Mean Little for Facebook’s Privacy Reform – [Center for Public Integrity] 04.10.18

 

Congress Should Grill Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Monopoly, Not Privacy – [Motherboard] 04.10.18

 

In Letter to E.P.A., Top Ethics Officer Questions Pruitt’s Actions – [New York Times] 04.10.18

 

Silicon Valley Falls to Earth – [The Atlantic] 04.09.18

 

Justice Department to Allow Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto After Company Concessions – [Wall Street Journal] 04.09.18

 

Facebook and Twitter Are Opening Up a Bit to Academic Researchers, So Platforms “Can Make Better Decisions” – [NiemanLab] 04.09.18

 

Facebook Should Pay its 2bn Users for Their Personal Data – [Financial Times]04.09.18

 

Facebook to Create Independent Election Commission to Study Social Media’s Impact on Democracy – [Politico] 04.09.18

 

Data Lords: The Real Story of Big Data, Facebook and the Future of News – [Talking Points Memo] 04.09.18

 

‘You Are the Product’: Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook – [The New York Times] 04.08.18

 

Conspiracy Videos? Fake news? Enter Wikipedia, the ‘Good Cop’ of the Internet – [Washington Post] 04.08.18

 

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda – [The New York Times] 04.08.18

 

E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt – [The New York Times] 04.05.18

 

As Trump Bashes Amazon, the Government Increasingly Relies on It – [Wall Street Journal] 04.05.18

 

Six Key Takeaways From the AT&T Trial So Far – [CNN Money] 04.05.18

 

White-Collar Cases See Big Drop Under Trump but Big Firms Still Finding Work – [The American Lawyer]04.05.18

 

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Relied on Obscure Law to Hire Ex-Lobbyists, Schedulers and Spokesmen – [Washington Post] 04.04.18

 

Charitable Giving by Corporations Is Also About Getting, a New Study Finds – [The New York Times] 04.04.18

 

Sinclair Journalists Worry They’re Being Watched: ‘There’s A Lot Held Over Us’ – [Huff Post] 04.04.18

 

Don’t Let Big and Dark Money ‘Drown Out the Truth and Drown Out Your Voice’ – [The Nation] 04.04.18

 

Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It. – [The New York Times] 04.04.18

 

Facebook Leak Puts US Regulator’s Reputation in Play – [Financial Times]04.04.18

 

Facebook and Google Are Becoming Too Big to Be Governed, French President Macron Warns – [The Independent] 04.03.18

 

Amazon Builds Tech’s Largest In-House Lobbying Team – [Financial Times] 04.03.18

 

The Nation’s Biggest Conservative Broadcaster Is Putting Words in Its Anchors’ Mouths. Critics Blame the FCC – [Washington Post] 04.03.18

 

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit – [Bloomberg] 04.03.18

 

Confessions Of A Former Sinclair News Director – [Huff Post] 04.03.18

 

Big Business Is Too Big – [The New York Times] 04.03.18

 

Why a Trump-Led Antitrust Case Against Amazon Is a Long Shot – [Wall Street Journal] 04.03.18

 

Sinclair Responds to Criticism of Media-Bashing Promos – [CNN Money]04.03.18

 

To Trump, It’s the ‘Amazon Washington Post.’ To Its Editor, That’s Baloney – [The New York Times] 04.03.18

 

No Sympathy for Amazon – [The New Republic] 04.03.18

 

Americans Are Richer Than They Were in the 1970s – [The Economist]04.03.18

 

Will China Really Supplant US Economic Hegemony? – [Project Syndicate] 04.02.18

 

Emerging Democratic Party United on Liberal Policies But Divided on How to Win – [Washington Post] 04.02.18

 

Trump Renews Amazon Attack, Says ‘Post Office Scam’ Must Stop – [Bloomberg] 04.02.18

 

The Rise of the Information Economy Threatens Traditional Companies – [Financial Times] 04.02.18

 

Brussels Plans Crackdown on ‘Fake News’ in Social Media – [Financial Times] 04.02.18

 

Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script – [The New York Times] 04.02.18

 

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start – [The New York Times]03.30.18

 

Growth At Any Cost: Top Facebook Executive Defended Data Collection In 2016 Memo — And Warned That Facebook Could Get People Killed – [BuzzFeed] 03.30.18

 

Wall Street Journal Staffers Accuse Editor of Suppressing Story – [Politico]03.30.18

 

Facebook’s Terrible Month Just Got Even Worse – [Vice] 03.30.18

 

Reid Hoffman Has Billions of Dollars and One of the Best Networks in Silicon Valley. Here’s How He’s Using Them to Take on Trump – [ReCode]03.28.18

 

EU Antitrust Chief Turns to Academics to Help Tackle Tech Challenges – [Reuters] 03.28.18

 

Facebook Moves to Make Privacy Policies More Transparent – [Financial Times] 03.28.18

 

Amazon Is Already Reshaping Health Care – [Bloomberg] 03.28.18

 

Imagine If Gordon Gekko Bought News Empires – [Bloomberg] 03.28.18

 

Facebook Goes on a Hiring Spree for Washington Lobbyists – [Bloomberg]03.28.18

 

10 Years After the Crisis: What’s Changed – [Wall Street Journal] 03.27.18

 

How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet – [Bloomberg] 03.27.18

 

Powerless: How Lax Antitrust and Concentrated Market Power Rig the Economy Against American Workers, Consumers, and Communities – [Roosevelt Institute] 03.27.18

 

Facebook Has Had Countless Privacy Scandals. But This One Is Different – [BuzzFeed] 03.27.18

 

Here Are All the Reasons It’s a Bad Idea to Let a Few Tech Companies Monopolize Our Data – [Harvard Business Review] 03.27.18

 

Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg Has Decided to Testify Before Congress – [CNN Money] 03.27.18

 

Google Lobbies Hard to Derail New US privacy Laws – Using Dodgy Stats– [The Register] 03.26.18

 

Trump Administration Fights Effort to Unionize Uber Drivers – [The Intercept]03.26.18

 

Facebook Has Been Collecting Call History and SMS Data From Android Devices – [The Verge] 03.26.18

 

FTC Confirms Investigation of Facebook – [Politico] 03.26.18

 

EU Competition Chief Holds Threat of Breaking Up Google – [The Telegraph]03.26.18

 

 

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Sorry in Full-Page Newspaper Ads – [CNN Money] 03.25.18

 

Facebook Says Warning to Guardian Group ‘Not Our Wisest Move’ – [The Guardian] 03.24.18

 

Tim Cook Wants ‘Well-Crafted’ Privacy Regulations After Latest Facebook Scandal – [The Verge]03.24.18

 

Disgraceful Dashcam Video Proves Uber Is the Theranos of Self-Driving– [The Drive] 03.23.18

 

 

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data – [The Atlantic] 03.22.18

 

Trump Announces $60bn in China Tariffs – [BBC] 03.22.18

 

Sandberg: Facebook Is “Open to Regulation” – [Axios] 03.22.18

 

The New Tech Divide: Social Media vs. Everyone Else – [Axios] 03.22.18

 

Facebook Must Be Restructured. The FTC Should Take These 9 Steps Now – [The Guardian] 03.22.18

 

The FTC Is Powerless to Regulate Facebook Right Now. Ask Chuck Schumer Why – [The Intercept] 03.22.18

 

It’s Time to Regulate the Internet – [The Atlantic] 03.21.18

 

Mark Zuckerberg Breaks His Silence on Cambridge Analytica Scandal – [CNN] 03.21.18

 

The Irreversible Damage of Mark Zuckerberg’s Silence – [Wired] 03.21.18

 

Four Simple Questions Facebook Should Answer – [Financial Times]03.20.18

 

Americans Are Still Paying for Cable Because it’s Bundled With Their Internet – [ReCode] 03.20.18

 

‘Utterly Horrifying’: ex-Facebook Insider Says Covert Data Harvesting Was Routine – [The Guardian] 03.20.18

 

Alex Stamos, Facebook Data Security Chief, To Leave Amid Outcry – [The New York Times] 03.19.18

 

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine – [The New York Times] 03.19.18

 

Facebook is Facing an Existential Crisis – [CNNMoney] 03.19.18

 

$463 Million vs. 45 Cents: The War of Numbers in the Court Battle Over AT&T’s Mega-Merger – [The Washington Post] 03.17.18

 

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica, the Data Analysis Firm That Worked on the Trump Campaign– [TechCrunch] 03.16.18

 

Trump Antitrust Cop Splits With EU Over Probes of Big Tech – [Bloomberg]03.16.18

 

Obama-Era Fiduciary Rule Vacated by the Fifth Circuit – [Bloomberg Law]03.15.18

 

Google, Facebook and Apple Face ‘Digital Tax’ on EU Turnover – [Financial Times] 03.15.18

 

Fake News Poses a Threat to Democracies across Latin America and Worldwide – [World Economic Forum] 03.15.18

 

How Mortgage Companies Might Finally Be Held Accountable – [The Nation] 03.14.18

 

I Downloaded All My Facebook Data – Here’s What Learned – [The Guardian]03.14.18

 

Trump Blocks Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm – [The New York Times]03.13.18

 

Hedge Funds Amass Big Bets Against World’s Leading Advertisers – [Financial Times] 03.13.18

 

Multinationals Pay Lower Taxes Than a Decade Ago – [Financial Times]03.12.18

 

The Web Can Be Weaponised – and We Can’t Count on Big Tech to Stop It– [The Guardian] 03.12.18

 

Justice Dept. Alleges AT&T, Comcast Will Together Withhold Content From Digital Rivals – [Hollywood Reporter]03.12.18

 

There’s a Suspicious Burst of Taxi Rides to and From Wall Street Banks and the NY Fed Around the Time of Key Fed Meetings – [Business Insider]03.12.18

 

Are You Underpaid? In a First, U.S. Firms Reveal How Much They Pay Workers – [Wall Street Journal] 03.12.18

 

AT&T Backs Off Political Argument in Antitrust Case – [The New York Times]03.10.18

 

What We Found in Trump’s Drained Swamp: Hundreds of Ex-Lobbyists and D.C. Insiders – [ProPublica] 03.09.18

 

Study: When CEOs’ Equity Is About to Vest, They Cut Investment to Boost the Stock Price – [Harvard Business Review]03.08.18

 

Commentary: There’s Still Time to Stop the Tech Monopoly Takeover – [Fortune] 03.08.18

 

Soured Lehman Mortgage Claims Valued at $2.4 Billion – [Wall Street Journal] 03.08.18

 

Mining Data on Cab Rides to Show How Business Information Flows – [The Economist] 03.08.18

 

The New Brandeis Movement: America’s Antimonopoly Debate – [Journal of European Competition Law & Practice] 03.08.18

 

How Senate Democrats Rolled Over and Played Dead for Wall Street – [The Week] 03.08.18

 

The Price They Pay – [The New York Times] 03.06.18

 

EPA Appointee Gets Approval to Consult for Outside Clients – [AP]03.06.18

 

Why Are Democrats Helping Trump Dismantle Dodd-Frank? – [The New York Times] 03.06.18

 

What Taxi Data Shows About the Fed’s Contact with Bankers – [Politico]03.06.18

 

Taxi Study Finds Increase in Trips Between Fed, Banks Around FOMC Meetings – [Wall Street Journal] 03.06.18

 

10 Years After Financial Crisis, Senate Prepares to Roll Back Banking Rules – [The Washington Post] 03.05.18

 

Bank Earnings Are Soaring, but Congress Wants to Gut Post-Crisis Safeguards – [The Intercept] 03.05.18

 

A New Study of Labor Market Concentration – [Roosevelt Institute]03.05.18

 

Will the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Grind the Internet to a Halt? – [The Washington Post] 03.05.18

 

Big Wall Street Banks See Chance to Weaken Post-Crisis Rule – [The New York Times] 03.04.18

 

Why Governments Have Overestimated the Economic Returns of Higher Education – [The Economist]03.02.18

 

The Supreme Court Case That Could Give Tech Giants More Power – [The New York Times] 03.02.18

 

 

Pritzker’s $171,000-a-Day Campaign Costs Him in Illinois Race – [Bloomberg] 03.01.18

 

Emails Show Louisiana’s Close Relationship With Oil Industry, Monitoring of Pipeline Opponents – [The Intercept] 03.01.18

 

Robert Bork’s America – [The American Conservative] 03.01.18

 

How Big Law Has Captured the Trump Administration – [The Nation]03.01.18

 

Booker, Warren Take Aim at Businesses That Promise Not to Poach Each Other’s Workers – [Washington Post] 03.01.18

 

Statement of Federal Trade Commission Concerning the Proposed Acquisition of Luxottica Group by Essilor – [Federal Trade Commission]03.01.18

 

West Virginia Gas Companies Wined and Dined Lawmakers Before Scoring Favorable Fracking Legislation – [DeSmogBlog] 03.01.18

 

Corporate America Is Suppressing Wages for Many Workers – [The New York Times] 02.28.18

 

Inside the Huge, Low-Profile Alliance Fighting to Save the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules – [Washington Post]02.28.18

 

Public Wants Big Tech Regulated – [Axios] 02.28.18

 

Amazon Made $5.6 Billion in Profits Last Year and Reportedly Paid Zero American Dollars in Federal Taxes – [Splinter News] 02.27.18

 

Italy’s Election Is a Shipwreck – [Foreign Policy] 02.27.18

 

Do Monopoly Platforms Deserve Special Treatment Under Antitrust? Review Of Ohio v. American Express – [Forbes] 02.27.18

 

Democrats Introduce Resolution to Reverse FCC Net Neutrality Repeal – [Politico] 02.27.18

 

Dimon Says He’ll Fight for Tax Breaks Amazon Gets for HQ2 – [Bloomberg]02.27.18

 

Comcast Threatens Murdoch’s Sky Bid With Rival £22bn Proposal – [Financial Times] 02.27.18

 

The SEC Wants to Know Why Google Doesn’t Report YouTube Revenue – [Marketwatch] 02.27.18

 

Concentrated Corporate Power and the Age of Monopoly – [Medium]02.26.18

 

CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Calls on Regulators to Probe Google, Facebook– [Variety] 02.26.18

 

Watchdog Warns of Gaps in US Financial Regulation – [Financial Times]02.26.18

 

Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors – [The New York Times] 02.26.18

 

Protect the News From Google and Facebook – [Wall Street Journal] 02.26.18

 

How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads – [Wired] 02.25.18

 

Koch Document Reveals Laundry List of Policy Victories Extracted From the Trump Administration – [The Intercept]02.25.18

 

The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida’s Pro-Gun Policies – [The New Yorker]02.23.18

 

Does Free Money Make People Lazy? Why the Case for a Universal Basic Income Is Getting Stronger – [Mic]02.23.18

 

Oxycontin Maker Quietly Worked to Weaken Legal Doctrine That Could Lead to Jail Time for Executives – [The Intercept] 02.23.18

 

Why Is It So Hard for Democracy to Deal With Inequality? – [The New York Times] 02.22.18

 

The Trouble With Google and Facebook – [US News & World Report]02.22.18

 

Prosecutor Says a Ring Tried to Monopolize Towing in New York – [The New York Times] 02.22.18

 

What Does a True Populism Look Like? It Looks Like the New Deal – [The New York Times] 02.22.18

 

Is Lack of Competition Strangling the U.S. Economy? – [Harvard Business Review] 02.21.18

 

Research Finds Facebook Holds Personally Identifiable Data on 40% of EU Population – [The Next Web]02.21.18

 

The Case Against Google – [The New York Times] 02.20.18

 

 

6 Ways to Rein In Today’s Toxic Monopolies – [The Nation] 02.19.18

 

A Viral Video Revealed Big Energy’s Stranglehold on West Virginia Politics– [Vice] 02.19.18

 

As Whole Foods Merges With Amazon, Local Suppliers Watch and Worry – [CNN Money] 02.19.18

 

The Market Failures of Big Tech – [Financial Times] 02.19.18

 

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of ‘Disruption’ – [The Atlantic] 02.19.18

 

Competition in Changing Times – [European Commission] 02.17.18

 

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook – [The New York Times] 02.17.18

 

How the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Changed Gun Laws – [The New York Times] 02.16.18

 

How $225,000 Can Help Secure a Pollution Loophole at Trump’s E.P.A. – [The New York Times] 02.15.18

 

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair – [The New York Times] 02.15.18

 

Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market – [The Nation]02.15.18

 

Special Investigation: The Dirty Secret Behind Warren Buffett’s Billions – [The Nation] 02.15.18

 

How Monopolies Gamed the System – [The Nation] 02.15.18

 

IRS to Ban Hedge-Fund Tax Dodge on Carried Interest – [Bloomberg] 02.15.18

 

Guns and Votes: The Victory of an Intense Minority Against an Apathetic Majority – [VoxEU.org] 02.15.18

 

This Gutsy Tactic Could Make or Break the AT&T-Time Warner Court Fight – [Washington Post] 02.14.18

 

Opioid Makers Gave Millions to Patient Advocacy Groups to Sway Prescribing – [Stat] 02.14.18

 

CBS, Viacom CEOs Met Friday to Discuss Deal: Sources – [CNBC] 02.14.18

 

Money Spent on Lobbying Skyrocketed During Tax Overhaul – [AP News] 02.13.18

 

Tech Companies Are the New Investment Banks – [Financial Times]02.13.18

 

After Gains in Virginia, Democrats’ First Big Move Is a Fat Giveaway to the State’s Energy Monopoly – [The Intercept] 02.13.18

 

What A Battle Over Virginia’s Most Powerful Monopoly Can Teach Democrats Everywhere – [Huff Post]02.13.18

 

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook—and the World – [Wired]02.12.18

 

GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Invited Donors to Help Set Policy Via Secret Bulletin Board – [The Intercept] 02.12.18

 

Insider Trading Has Been Rife on Wall Street, Academics Conclude – [The Economist] 02.12.18

 

Marijuana Can Save Lives – [The New York Times] 02.10.18

 

Google Guilty Of Anti-Competitive Conduct, Says Competition Regulator– [BloombergQuint] 02.09.18

 

Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine – [Esquire] 02.08.18

 

India’s Antitrust Watchdog Fines Google for Abusing Dominant Position– [Reuters] 02.08.18

 

Drug Industry Wages Opioid Fight Using an Anti-Addiction Ally – [The New York Times] 02.08.18

 

What’s Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill? – [The New York Times] 02.08.18

 

Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus – [The New York Times] 02.08.18

 

Is Tech Dividing America? – [Politico] 02.07.18

 

Trump’s Crackdown on AT&T-Time Warner Is Infuriating Big Media — to the Benefit of Amazon, Netflix and Others – [CNBC] 02.07.18

 

Antitrust Policy Must Account for Hidden Culprits: Hedge Funds – [The Hill] 02.07.18

 

Facebook Hired a Full-Time Pollster to Monitor Zuckerberg’s Approval Ratings – [The Verge] 02.06.18

 

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built – [The New York Times] 02.06.18

 

A Backlash Is Mounting in Cities Bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 – [Bloomberg] 02.06.18

 

Finally, Tech’s Elite Speak Out Against Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Power – [Mashable] 02.06.18

 

Sociologist’s Research on Filipino Leader Reveals Insights Into Populist Politics – [UChicago News] 02.05.18

 

Amazon to Pay France $250 Million in Back Taxes – [USA Today] 02.05.18

 

Global Shipping Business Tied to Mitch McConnell, Secretary Elaine Chao Shrouded in Offshore Tax Haven – [The Intercept] 02.05.18

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reportedly Scales Back Probe Of Equifax – [Huff Post] 02.05.18

 

Federal Reserve Shackles Wells Fargo After Fraud Scandal – [The New York Times] 02.03.18

 

How Much Money You Need to Earn to Be In the Top 1% at Every Age – [Business Insider] 02.02.18

 

Under Trump’s SEC, Wall Street Secrecy Expands as Enforcement Shrinks – [The Intercept] 02.01.18

 

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Independence of Consumer Watchdog Agency – [The Washington Post] 02.01.18

 

Amazon Aims To Block Its Own Shareholders’ Questions About Growth – [International Business Times] 02.01.18

 

Koch Industries Gave $300,000 To GOP Lawmakers Just Before Tax Vote – [International Business Times] 02.01.18

 

Why You Cannot Quit Amazon Prime — Even If Maybe You Should – [The Washington Post] 02.01.18

 

4 New Trump Corruption Stories From the Last Day Alone – [New York] 01.31.18

 

Trump Health Official Quits After Tobacco Shares Purchase – [Financial Times] 01.31.18

 

Tech Companies Are Under Pressure Everywhere Except Where It Matters – [The Intercept] 01.31.18

 

Lobbying’s Top 50 Pour $540M Into Influence Campaigns – [The Hill] 01.31.18

 

Google Rivals Ask EU to Toughen Measures in Antitrust Case – [Wall Street Journal] 01.31.18

 

Apple’s Sweetheart Tax Deal – [DCReport.org] 01.30.18

 

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Form Health Care Mega-Company – [Axios] 01.30.18

 

Exclusive: Republican Outside Groups Raise $31.6 Million, Record Amounts For Midterms – [USA Today] 01.29.18

 

Paul Ryan Thanks Koch Network Donors For Helping Pass Tax Cuts That Benefit Them – [International Business Times] 01.29.18

 

Koch Network Plans to Spend $400 Million in U.S. Midterm Cycle – [Bloomberg] 01.29.18

 

Qualcomm Is Fined For Anti-Competitive Practices—Again – [The Economist] 01.29.18

 

Rupert Murdoch’s Plan to Make Facebook Pay For News – [The Washington Post] 01.29.18

 

Will tech Giants Move On From the Internet, Now We’ve All Been Harvested? – [The Guardian] 01.28.18

 

The Dangers of Digital Democracy – [Financial Times] 01.28.18

 

Why Is Pay Lagging? Maybe Too Many Mergers in the Heartland – [The New York Times] 01.26.18

 

At Davos, George Soros Tears Into Facebook and Google – [Quartz] 01.26.18

 

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google Spent Nearly $50 Million — A Record — to Influence the U.S. Government in 2017 – [ReCode] 01.26.18

 

White House Nominates 4 to FTC – [Politico] 01.26.18

 

A Lawsuit Over Credit Card Fees Could Further Empower Big Tech – [Bloomberg] 01.25.18

 

World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer Resigns – [Wall Street Journal] 01.24.18

 

Tech Says No to AT&T’s Net Neutrality Pitch – [Axios] 01.24.18

 

Government Watchdog Probes Fake Public Comments on Regulations Before Agencies – [Wall Street Journal] 01.24.18

 

Google Outspends Tech Rivals on Washington Lobbying in 2017 – [Bloomberg] 01.24.18

 

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission Decision to Fine Qualcomm For Abuse of Market Dominance in LTE Baseband Chipsets – [European Commission] 01.24.18

 

Rupert Murdoch’s Plan to Make Facebook Pay For News – [The Washington Post] 01.24.18

 

Newly Defanged, Top Consumer Protection Agency Drops Investigation of High-Cost Lender – [ProPublica] 01.23.18

 

CFPB Drops Investigation Into Payday Lender That Contributed To Mick Mulvaney’s Campaigns – [International Business Times] 01.23.18

 

Lobbyists Romp in Trump’s Washington – [The New York Times] 01.23.18

 

How CVS Uses its Market Power to Destroy Competing Independent Pharmacies – [The American Prospect] 01.23.18

 

After A Year, Top Trump Staffers Still Working Without Certified Financial Disclosures – [McClatchy DC] 01.23.18

 

Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants – [The New York Times] 01.23.18

 

It’s Hard for an Index-Fund Guy to Push Social Change – [Bloomberg] 01.23.18

 

Richest 1% Got 82% of the World’s Wealth Last Year, Bottom Half Got Nothing – [Marketwatch] 01.22.18

 

Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law – [HuffPost] 01.22.18

 

Delrahim Says Criminal No-Poach Cases Are In The Works – [Law360] 01.22.18

 

Opposition to Removal of Texas Superfund Site Funded in Part by Waste Management – [The Hill] 01.19.18

 

The Techlash Against Amazon, Facebook and Google—and What They Can Do – [The Economist] 01.19.18

 

What Amazon Does to Wages – [The Economist] 01.19.18

 

This Explains Why Modern Markets Developed Where They Did – [Bloomberg] 01.18.18

 

Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations From the App Store – [Motherboard] 01.18.18

 

Goldman Sachs and Ken Griffin Funds Give Big to Obama Foundation – [Bloomberg] 01.18.18

 

Koch-Linked Dark Money Organization Seals 2016 Tax Return Section From Public Scrutiny – [MapLight] 01.17.18

 

Apple to Pay $38 Billion in U.S. Taxes on Foreign Cash, Open New Campus – [Reuters] 01.17.18

 

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon – [Wall Street Journal] 01.17.18

 

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support – [The New York Times] 01.16.18

 

How Much Money Has Trump Made From His Hotels And Golf Clubs? – [International Business Times] 01.16.18

 

Trump Benefited From ‘Extraordinary’ Influx Of ‘Dark Money’ In Final Days Of 2016 Campaign: Study – [International Business Times] 01.16.18

 

Chile Slams World Bank Amid Charges of Political Bias – [The New York Times] 01.16.18

 

Could Peter Thiel Buy Gawker, the Site He Helped Destroy? – [Vanity Fair] 01.15.18

 

Corporate America Celebrated Tax Cuts by Laying Off Workers – [Vice] 01.15.18

 

The Emerging Trump Doctrine on Mergers and Antitrust – [The Hill] 01.15.18

 

World Bank Unfairly Influenced Its Own Competitiveness Rankings – [Wall Street Journal] 01.12.18

 

Facebook Finally Blinks – [The Atlantic] 01.12.18

 

Should Internet Firms Pay for the Data Users Currently Give Away? – [The Economist] 01.12.18

 

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal – [The New York Times] 01.11.18

 

Walmart Is Abruptly Closing 63 Sam’s Club Stores and Laying Off Thousands of Workers – [Business Insider] 01.11.18

 

Uncovering Through Discovery – [Jotwell] 01.10.18

 

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use – [The New York Times] 01.10.18

 

Facebook and Google’s Dirty Secret: They’re Really Junk Mail Empires – [The Daily Beast] 01.10.18

 

Federal Regulator Rejects Energy Department’s Bid To Prop Up Coal, Nuclear – [NPR] 01.09.18

 

Make It Easier to Work Without a License – [Wall Street Journal] 01.09.18

 

Israel’s Anti-Trust Regulator to Look at Internet Giants – [Reuters] 01.08.18

 

Is “Fake News” A Competitive Problem? – [Competition Policy International] 01.07.17

 

How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us – [Washington Monthly] 01.07.17

 

Massive New Data Set Suggests Economic Inequality Is About to Get Even Worse – [The Washington Post] 01.05.17

 

FCC Prepares To Weaken Broadband’s Definition To Hide Competitive, Coverage Issues – [Techdirt] 01.05.17

 

The US Donor Relief Act of 2017 – [Project Syndicate] 01.05.17

 

Why Universal Health Care Needs Antitrust – [Democracy Journal] 01.04.17

 

The World’s 13 Most Efficient, Open, and Competitive Economies – [Business Insider] 01.04.17

 

‘It’s a Giant Present to the Tax Lobbying Community’ – [Politico] 01.03.17

 

Petrobras of Brazil to Pay $2.95 Billion Over Corruption Scandal – [The New York Times] 01.03.17

 

EU Asks: Does Control of ‘Big Data’ Kill Competition? – [Wall Street Journal] 01.03.17

 

What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists? – [The New York Times] 01.02.17

 

Bank of England Plots its Own Bitcoin-Style Digital Currency – [The Telegraph] 01.02.17

 

Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care – [The New York Times] 01.02.17

 

EU Competition Chief Tracks How Companies Use ‘Big Data’ – [Wall Street Journal] 01.02.17

 

With Disney Deal Looming, Murdoch’s Empire Is Fractured – [The New York Times] 01.02.17

 

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments – [The Intercept] 01.01.17

 

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