The Weekly Briefin​g Archive


Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – [The New York Times] 12.10.18


Musk Rips SEC: ‘I Do Not Respect Them’ – [The Hill] 12.10.18


Establishment Looks to Crush Liberals on Medicare For All – [Politico] 12.10.18


Search Is On for Google Workers Leaking Secrets – [The Times] 12.09.18


China Warns Canada of ‘Heavy Price’ Over Huawei Arrest – [The New York Times] 12.09.18


Millions of Americans Could Face Surprise Emergency Room Bills in January – [Bloomberg] 12.09.18


Congress May Have Accidentally Freed Nearly All Banks From the Volcker Rule – [Yahoo! Finance] 12.07.18


Speed of Revolving Door Between SEC and Private Sector Is Shocking, Says Expert On Regulatory Capture – [Marketwatch] 12.07.18


How to Save the Web – [The New York Times] 12.07.18


Mark Zuckerberg Is More Ruthless Than Clueless – [Bloomberg] 12.06.18


Zuckerberg’s New Enemy: European Lawmakers – [Axios] 12.06.18


Google, IBM, Oracle to Talk Tech at White House – [Bloomberg] 12.06.18


Facebook’s Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New for Tech – [Wired] 12.06.18


Send Noncompete Agreements Back to the Middle Ages – [Bloomberg] 12.06.18


Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands – [Slate] 12.06.18


Facebook Ends Platform Policy Banning Apps That Copy Its Features– [TechCrunch] 12.05.18


Seized Cache of Facebook Docs Raise Competition and Consent Questions – [TechCrunch] 12.05.18


Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show – [The New York Times]12.05.18


Brazilian Car Wash Scandal Draws in Glencore and Trafigura – [The Guardian] 12.05.18


Watchdog to Dig Deep Into PWC Audits – [The Times] 12.05.18


How Trump Appointees Curbed a Consumer Protection Agency Loathed by the GOP – [The Washington Post]12.04.18


Here’s What a Judge Can—and Can’t—Do in Ruling on the Justice Department’s Deal With CVS and Aetna – [CNBC] 12.04.18


Trump Says China Will Curtail Fentanyl. The U.S. Has Heard That Before. – [The New York Times] 12.04.18


French ‘Gilets Jaunes’ Show Pain of Macron’s Tax Policy – [Financial Times]12.04.18


Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior – [Scientific American] 12.04.18


Occupy Jamie Dimon: Activists Are Chasing the Billionaire Across the U.S.– [Bloomberg] 12.04.18


France and Germany Abandon Plans for EU Digital Tax – [Financial Times]12.04.18


Too Big to Derail? Why Breaking Up Big Tech Makes Sense – [The Globe and Mail] 12.04.18


Slowing Economy Could Increase Pressure on Big Tech – [Axios] 12.04.18


The Shocking Truth: In Silicon Valley Wages Are Down For Everyone But the Top 10% – [CNBC] 12.03.18


Why Are Taxi Drivers in New York Killing Themselves? – [The New York Times] 12.03.18


Facebook Must Recognise It Is More Than a Platform – [Financial Times]12.03.18


American Capitalism Isn’t Working – [The New York Times] 12.03.18


I Quit Google Over Its Censored Chinese Search Engine. The Company Needs to Clarify Its Position on Human Rights – [The Intercept] 12.02.18


Google Employees Are So Angry About How Google Handled Plans For a Censored Chinese Search Engine, Some Are Talking About a Strike – [CNBC] 12.01.18


Former Trump White House Lawyer Emerges As a Contender for Attorney General – [CNN] 11.30.18


Facebook Quietly Hired Republican Strategy Firm Targeted Victory – [TechCrunch] 11.30.18


An Amazon Revolt Could Be Brewing As the Tech Giant Exerts More Control Over Brands – [Recode] 11.30.18


Facebook Agrees to Publicize Its Civil Rights Audit – [Mother Jones] 11.30.18


We Are All Losing Out As Corporate Concentration Grows – [Financial Times]11.30.18


EPA Watchdog Closes Two Probes Into Scott Pruitt’s Conduct, Citing His Resignation – [The Washington Post]11.30.18


Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros – [The New York Times]11.29.18


Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project – [The New York Times]11.29.18


Amazon Under Fire in Europe as Germany Adds Antitrust Probe – [Bloomberg] 11.29.18


US Antitrust Enforcement Falls to Slowest Rate Since 1970s – [Financial Times] 11.28.18


Meet New York City’s Highest-Earning Official. He’s a Debt Collector for Predatory Lenders. – [Bloomberg] 11.28.18


Antitrust and How the American Dream Is Becoming a Sucker’s Game– [Barron’s] 11.28.18


Alibaba’s Jack Ma Is a Communist Party Member, China State Paper Reveals – [Reuters] 11.27.18


Competition Is Dying, and Taking Capitalism With It – [Bloomberg] 11.26.18


The Monopolization of America – [The New York Times] 11.26.18


EU Leaders Agree UK’s Brexit Deal at Brussels Summit – [BBC] 11.25.18


Concern Grows at Tory Link to US Lobby Firm in Facebook Smear Scandal – [The Guardian] 11.25.18


UK Parliament Seized Internal Documents Related to Facebook’s Privacy and Data Decisions – [The Verge] 11.25.18


The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die – [The New York Times]11.23.18


British MPs Urge Boycott of Google, Facebook Over Terrorist Content – [Axios] 11.22.18


US Wireless Data Prices Are Among the Most Expensive on Earth – [Motherboard] 11.21.18


Facebook Admits To Targeting Billionaire George Soros In PR Attack– [Huff Post] 11.21.18


Facebook Finds Its Fall Guy – [Vanity Fair] 11.21.18


Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet. – [The New York Times] 11.21.18


Antitrust For The Many, Not The Few– [The Nation] 11.21.18


Read the Mud-Slinging Pitches Facebook’s PR Firm Sent Us – [TechCrunch] 11.20.18


“I Hereby Confess Judgment” – [Bloomberg] 11.20.18


With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style – [The New York Times] 11.20.18


With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style – [Wall Street Journal] 11.19.18


Too Rich to Jail – [The New York Times]11.19.18


Founder’s Big Idea to Revive BuzzFeed’s Fortunes? A Merger With Rivals – [The New York Times] 11.19.18


Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s Chairman, Arrested Over Financial Misconduct – [The New York Times] 11.19.18


Sackler Family Members Face Mass Litigation and Criminal Investigations Over Opioids Crisis – [The Guardian]11.19.18


The New York Hustle of Amazon’s Second Headquarters – [The New Yorker] 11.19.18


Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Prescription Drugs Next Year Despite Pressure From Trump – [CNBC] 11.16.18


Stung by Trump and Midterms, the Koch Network Changes its Approach– [] 11.16.18


The Real Amount of Amazon’s HQ2 Subsidies? $4.6 Billion – [The Intercept]11.16.18


Facebook Morale, Hurt by Share Drop, Suffers Another Hit – [Bloomberg] 11.16.18


How to Find Out What Facebook Knew – [The New York Times] 11.16.18


‘No Morals’: Advertisers React to Facebook Report – [The New York Times] 11.16.18


Scoop: The millionaire Funding the Campaign to Break Up Facebook – [Axios] 11.16.18


When the Tech Mythology Collapses – [The Atlantic] 11.16.18


Learn Less In College, Earn Less In Your Job – [Forbes] 11.16.18


Democrats Should Un-Friend Facebook – [The New York Times] 11.16.18


Why Is New York Paying Amazon More Than Virginia? – [Bloomberg]11.15.18


Britain Has Reached A New Worst-Case Scenario on Brexit – [The Washington Post] 11.15.18


Times Scoop Casts Doubt on Facebook’s Remaining Credibility – [Columbia Journalism Review] 11.15.18


Facebook Pressured a Top Exec to Say He Supported Gary Johnson Over Trump – [Wall Street Journal] 11.15.18


Facebook’s Top Lawyer — Who Said He Was Leaving the Company — Isn’t Leaving After All, Because Facebook Is Still In Crisis – [Recode] 11.15.18


Facebook’s Leaders Didn’t Get It and Still Don’t – [Bloomberg] 11.15.18


Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Times Facebook Report: ‘I Learned About This Yesterday’ – [Huff Post] 11.15.18


Facebook Is a Normal Sleazy Company Now – [Slate] 11.15.18


Across the West Powerful Firms Are Becoming Even More Powerful – [The Economist] 11.15.18


Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis – [The New York Times] 11.14.18


Did Helping Big Banks Pay Off For Democrats? – [Huff Post] 11.14.18


Inside Georgia’s Secret Bid for Amazon’s Second Headquarters – [AJC]11.14.18


How Amazon Landed Up to $2 Billion in Subsidies For Its New Headquarters – [The Verge] 11.13.18


Amazon HQ2 to Benefit From More Than $2.8 Billion In Incentives From Virginia, New York and Tennessee – [The Washington Post] 11.13.18


New York City Politicians Welcomed Amazon In 2017 Letter To Jeff Bezos – [Huff Post] 11.13.18


Jeff Bezos Will Be Able to Helicopter to Amazon’s New York Headquarters – [Quartz] 11.13.18


Amazon’s HQ2 Spectacle Isn’t Just Shameful—It Should Be Illegal – [The Atlantic] 11.13.18


Sinclair and 5 Other Media Companies Have Settled With DOJ Over Claims They Worked Together to Set TV Ad Prices – [The Washington Post]11.13.18


Amazon’s Great HQ2 Swindle – [The American Conservative] 11.13.18


Will New York Fund Amazon Subsidies or Student Debt Relief? – [Capital and Main] 11.13.18


The Justice Department’s New Tactic: Leapfrog Judicial Process and Go Straight to the Supreme Court – [The Washington Post] 11.13.18


How to Regulate Tech Platforms – [The American Prospect] 11.13.18


Amazon Confirms Long Island City and Crystal City As Its Secondary Headquarters – [The Verge] 11.13.18


Big Companies Are Pushing Governments Around – [Financial Times]11.13.18


Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s – [The New York Times] 11.13.18


Trump’s Tax Cut Was Supposed to Change Corporate Behavior. Here’s What Happened – [The New York Times]11.12.18


New York Should Say No to Amazon – [The New York Times] 11.12.18


Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? – [The New York Times] 11.12.18


Goldman Shares Drop the Most in 7 Years As Malaysia Seeks Refunds on Doomed Deal – [CNBC] 11.12.18


Malaysia Seeking ‘Full Refund’ From Goldman for 1MDB Deals – [Bloomberg]11.12.18


Small Cable Companies Want DOJ to Reinvestigate Comcast’s Merger With NBC – [The Washington Post] 11.12.18


Public Companies Should Prioritise Shareholder Welfare, Not Value – [Financial Times] 11.12.18


Koch Network Plans a Post-Midterm Push For Key Priorities As Democrats Prepare to Take Over the House – [CNBC] 11.12.18


Be Afraid of Economic ‘Bigness.’ Be Very Afraid. – [The New York Times]11.12.18


Borrowers Face Hazy Path as Program to Forgive Student Loans Stalls Under Betsy DeVos – [The New York Times] 11.12.18


The Guardian View on Political Dark Money: Think Tanks Must Come Clean– [The Guardian] 11.12.18


How AT&T Fooled the Federal Judiciary – [The New York Times] 11.08.18


Google Plans Amazon-Scale Expansion in New York City – [Financial Times] 11.08.18


Facebook Had a Good Election Day. But It Can’t Let Up Now – [The New York Times] 11.07.18


Corporate America Looks Set to Fend Off State Ballot Measures – [Marketwatch] 11.06.18


Companies Pressure Workers to Vote for Corporate Interests Over Their Own – [The Intercept] 11.06.18


Hawaii’s Big Donors Pump Millions Into Mainland Political Campaigns – [Civil Beat] 11.06.18


Seattle’s Radical Plan to Fight Big Money in Politics – [Vox] 11.06.18


Google Workers Reject Silicon Valley Individualism in Walkout – [The New York Times] 11.06.18


Election Day Eve: What the Parties Have Spent on the Midterms – [] 11.06.18


Amazon, Facebook and Google Are All Being Looked At For Antitrust Violations, Trump Says – [Washington Post] 11.05.18


Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities – [Wall Street Journal] 11.05.18


Amazon Will Reportedly Split HQ2 Between Two Cities – [CNBC] 11.05.18


Brazil’s New Finance Minister Eyes ‘Pinochet-style’ Fix For Economy – [Financial Times] 11.05.18


Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Amazon – [Netflix] 11.05.18


Booksellers Protest Amazon Site’s Move to Drop Stores From Certain Countries – [The New York Times] 11.05.18


Amazon in Late-Stage Talks With Cities Including Crystal City, Va., Dallas, New York City for HQ2 – [Wall Street Journal] 11.05.18


Trump’s Big Tech Contradictions – [Axios] 11.05.18


Trump Hates That Europe Is Punishing America’s Tech Giants, But Is Happy to Steal the EU’s Ideas – [Business Insider] 11.05.18


The Democrats’ Next Job: Bury Supply-Side Economics – [The New York Times] 11.04.18


The Election Has Already Been Hacked – [The New York Times] 11.04.18


The Social Costs of Ride-hailing May Be Larger Than Previously Thought – [The Economist] 11.02.18


Facebook Promised to Fix Political Ads On Its Platform. It Hasn’t – [CNN]11.02.18


The Killing of FilmStruck Shows That AT&T’s Defense of Its Time Warner Takeover Was a Lie – [Los Angeles Times] 11.02.18


Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment – [The New York Times] 11.01.18


The Global Threat of China’s Digital Authoritarianism – [The Washington Post] 10.31.18


Facebook and Apple Know Their Users Will Stick Around – [Bloomberg] 10.31.18


The Fed Is Relaxing Banking Rules. What Goodies Are the Banks Getting? – [The New York Times] 10.31.18


The Science of Inequality – [Scientific American] 10.31.18


The Battle of the Big-Tech Titans Over San Francisco’s Tax for the Homeless – [The New Yorker] 10.31.18


Parts of America Are Still Struggling Economically. They Don’t Matter Much in the Midterms – [The New York Times] 10.31.18


How Congress Could Rein In Google and Facebook – [The Verge] 10.31.18


Facebook Could Be Unrecognizable by 2020 – [The Atlantic] 10.31.18


The New Economy: Bad Capitalism – [Bloomberg] 10.30.18


Big Tech’s Unhealthy Obsession With Hyper-Targeted Ads – [Financial Times]10.29.18


Lobbyist Secretly Wrote House Dems’ Letter Urging Weaker Investor Protections – [Mother Jones] 10.29.18


Brazil’s Polarizing New President, Jair Bolsonaro, in His Own Words – [The New York Times] 10.28.18


The Message of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s New President-Elect – [The Intercept] 10.28.18


Brazil Elects Far-Right Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro As President – [Huff Post] 10.28.18


Tech Giants Are Bigger Antitrust Threats Than Standard Oil: Stiglitz – [Bloomberg] 10.27.18


Veterans Super PAC Funded By Jeff Bezos Pulls Ad That Attacked Democrat As Traitor Post-9/11 – [Huff Post] 10.26.18


Facebook Fined £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica Scandal – [BBC News] 10.26.18


Uber and Lyft Are Behind a Sharp Rise in US Traffic Deaths – [MIT Technology Review] 10.26.18


American Executives: Election of Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil Is a “Bullish Opportunity for Us” – [The Intercept] 10.25.18


Economists Think Antitrust Policy Should Pay More Attention to Workers– [The Economist] 10.25.18


How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ – [The New York Times] 10.25.18


Apple’s Tim Cook Blasts Silicon Valley Over Privacy Issues – [Washington Post]10.24.18


New York Sues Exxon Mobil, Saying It Deceived Shareholders on Climate Change – [The New York Times] 10.24.18


Burger King Class Action Lawsuit By Former Employee Sustains Anti-Poaching Issue – [Forbes] 10.24.18


Ubers And Lyfts May Increase Road Deaths, Study Claims – [Forbes] 10.23.18


Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’ – [The New York Times] 10.23.18


Amazon Pitched Its Facial Recognition System to ICE – [The Verge] 10.23.18


How California Public Employees Fund Anti-Rent Control Fight Unwittingly – [The Guardian] 10.23.18


Trump Is Not Going to Cut Middle Class Taxes This Year, Despite What He Says – [The New York Times] 10.23.18


Saudi Arabia Is Trying To Have A Normal Investment Conference – [Slate] 10.23.18


How Best Buy Survived the Retail Apocalypse – [The Week] 10.23.18


Corporate-Funded Judicial Boot Camp Made Sitting Federal Judges More Conservative – [The Intercept]10.23.18


Trump, Populists and the Rise of Right-Wing Globalization – [The New York Times] 10.22.18


The American Economy Is Rigged – [Scientific American] 10.22.18


An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption – [Wired] 10.22.18


MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice – [The Intercept] 10.22.18


Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending – [Bloomberg] 10.21.18


Facebook Hires Nick Clegg As Head of Global Affairs – [The Guardian] 10.19.18


Zuckerberg, Soros, and Steyer Spend Millions on Out-of-State Ballot Initiatives – [The Atlantic] 10.18.18


Pump and Trump – [ProPublica] 10.18.18


How Sears Was Gutted By Its Own CEO – [American Prospect] 10.18.18


“America’s Failure to Lead Is Going to Come Back and Bite Us” – [Slate]10.18.18


Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank’s– [The New York Times] 10.18.18


Did Facebook’s Faulty Data Push News Publishers to Make Terrible Decisions on Video? – [Harvard Nieman Lab] 10.18.18


Major Facebook Investors Want Mark Zuckerberg Out As Chairman – [CNBC]10.17.18


Ted Cruz’s Pressure on the EPA Helped Create a Huge Windfall for His Biggest Corporate Campaign Donor – [The Intercept] 10.16.18


Trump’s New NAFTA Supports Tech Monopolies Like Facebook and Google– [Quartz] 10.16.18


Inequality In Silicon Valley Is Getting Worse: Wages Are Down For Everyone But the Top 10 Percent – [Recode] 10.15.18


Why the Brutal Death of IRL Retail Should Scare Everyone – [Vice] 10.15.18


The NHS Is Being Impeded By Greedy Drug Companies – [The Times] 10.15.18


McDonald’s Labor Case Gets Political – [Bloomberg Law] 10.15.18


Myanmar’s Military Said to Be Behind Facebook Campaign That Fueled Genocide – [The New York Times] 10.15.18


Uber’s Secret Weapon Is Its Team of Economists – [Quartz] 10.15.18


What’s Monopsony? It May Be the Reason You Haven’t Had a Raise – [Bloomberg] 10.15.18


Reality Breaks Up a Saudi Prince Charming’s Media Narrative – [The New York Times] 10.15.18


Blackstone and BlackRock Chiefs Withdraw From Saudi Conference – [The New York Times] 10.15.18


Here’s How the FCC Plans to Defend Its Net Neutrality Repeal in Federal Court – [The Washington Post] 10.11.18


DOJ Giving Cover to Monopolizing Firms That Breach Antitrust Rules – [The Hill] 10.11.18


Trump’s Patron-in-Chief – [ProPublica]10.11.18


Fact-Checking President Trump’s USA Today Op-ed On ‘Medicare-For-All’ – [Washington Post] 10.10.18


Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Will Demolish Promises to Seniors – [USA Today] 10.10.18


This Is How Amazon Loses – [Newco Shift] 10.10.18


CVS Health and Aetna $69 Billion Merger Is Approved With Conditions – [The New York Times] 10.10.18


Google Challenges Record $5 Billion EU Antitrust Fine – [Reuters] 10.09.18


Exclusive: Audit cleared Google Privacy Practices Despite Security Flaw – [The Hill] 10.09.18


Insider Trading Laws Haven’t Kept Up With the Crooks – [The New York Times] 10.09.18


New Partnership Will Help Us Hold Facebook and Campaigns Accountable– [ProPublica] 10.08.18


Google Shutters the Google+ Social Network After Wall Street Journal Reports a Huge Security Lapse – [Business Insider] 10.08.18


Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public – [Wall Street Journal] 10.08.18


It’s the Wrong Time for a Facebook Surveillance Device – [Bloomberg]10.08.18


How an Algorithm Kicks Small Businesses Out of the Food Stamps Program on Dubious Fraud Charges – [The Intercept] 10.08.18


2018 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer– [The New York Times] 10.08.18


The Future Of Antitrust: Do Higher Profits Merit The Retirement Of The Consumer-Welfare Standard? – [Forbes] 10.05.18


Facebook Ads For Kavanaugh Confirmation Targeting Swing States– [] 10.05.18


Lindsey Graham Welcomed Trump’s China Tariffs, Then Helped Companies Avoid Them – [The New York Times]10.05.18


Rifts Break Open at Facebook Over Kavanaugh Hearing – [The New York Times] 10.05.18


EPA Moves to Scale Back Methane Rules – [The Regulatory Review] 10.05.18


The Tech Industry Is Suddenly Pushing For Federal Privacy Legislation. Watch Out. – [The Washington Post] 10.03.18


EU Might Fine Facebook $1.63B for Latest Data Breach – [The Next Web]10.02.18


Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father – [The New York Times]10.02.18


After Facing Criticism, Amazon Announces It Will Boost Minimum Wage to $15 For All Workers – [The Washington Post] 10.02.18


Worse Than NAFTA – [The New York Times] 10.02.18


After Budget Cuts, the IRS’ Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing “Collapse” – [ProPublica] 10.02.18


Germany Is Likely to Take Antitrust Action Against Facebook – [Fast Company] 10.02.18


Ted Cruz Is Running as a Populist. Here’s His Little-Known History as a Corporate Lobbyist – [The Intercept]10.02.18


Elon Musk and America’s Toxic Cult of the CEO – [The New Republic] 10.02.18


Can the US Provide a Public Option for Prescription Drugs? – [The Nation]10.01.18


PwC Chairman Rejects Calls to Break Up Big Four – [Financial Times] 10.01.18


California’s Tough Net Neutrality Bill Prompts U.S. Lawsuit – [Huff Post]10.01.18


The Enduring Scam of Corporate Tax Breaks – [The New Republic] 10.01.18


U.S., Canada and Mexico Just Reached a Sweeping New NAFTA Deal. Here’s What’s In It – [The Washington Post] 10.01.18


Why Silicon Valley Should Fear Europe’s Competition Chief – [Wired]09.28.18


US Government Sues Elon Musk – [Axios] 09.27.18


How BlackRock Rules the World – [American Prospect] 09.27.18


Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind – [Forbes] 09.26.18


Former Google Scientist Tells Senate to Act Over Company’s “Unethical and Unaccountable” China Censorship Plan – [The Intercept] 09.26.18


Google’s Eric Schmidt Accidentally Discovers Labor Unions – [Fast Company] 09.26.18


Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information – [Gizmodo] 09.26.18


Conservative Intellectuals Have a New and Absurd Theory For Why Wages Aren’t Rising Faster – [Slate] 09.26.18


Ex-UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Says US Healthcare System Is ‘Morally Wrong’– [The Guardian] 09.25.18


Comcast’s Expensive Bet On the Future of Media – [Financial Times]09.25.18


Facebook’s Recent ‘Bear Hug’ of Instagram Frustrated Its Independent Founders, Leading to Their Exit – [Recode] 09.25.18


Big Tech’s Business Model Is Broken, Report Says – [Wall Street Journal]09.25.18


Instagram’s Co-Founders to Step Down From Company – [The New York Times] 09.24.18


Tech Giants Spend $80 Billion to Make Sure No One Else Can Compete – [Bloomberg] 09.24.18


Vestager’s Visiting the U.S. Again – [Bloomberg] 09.24.18


White House Distances Itself From Reports That Trump Could Target Facebook, Google and Twitter With a New Executive Order – [The Washington Post] 09.22.18


White House Considers Draft Order to Look Into Google, Facebook – [Bloomberg] 09.22.18


Louisiana AG Jeff Landry Wants to Break Up Social Media Giants – [The Advocate] 09.19.18


With Amazon Probe, EU Takes Cue From ‘Hipster’ Antitrust – [Bloomberg]09.19.18


Deutsche Bank Senior Banker Advised Bosses to Consider Breakup – [Wall Street Journal] 09.19.18


Koch-Funded Think Tank Linked to George Mason University Is Now Pretending It’s Not Part of George Mason University – [The Intercept]09.19.18


Tesla Under Investigation by US Justice Department After Elon Musk Tweets – [The Guardian] 09.18.18


Buyback Binge That’s Besting Capex Pays Off Big in U.S. Stocks – [Bloomberg] 09.17.18


Probe of FEMA Chief Brock Long Referred to Prosecutors – [Wall Street Journal] 09.17.18


Amazon Should Split Its Retail and Cloud Computing Businesses: Citi – [CNBC] 09.17.18


Banks Jump On to the Fintech Bandwagon – [Financial Times] 09.16.18


The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now – [Vice] 09.14.18


Where in the World Is Larry Page? – [Bloomberg] 09.14.18


Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says – [The New York Times]09.13.18


“That Is What These Days Is Called an Alternative Fact” – [Slate] 09.12.18


Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says – [The New York Times]09.13.18


“That Is What These Days Is Called an Alternative Fact” – [Slate] 09.12.18


The Policymakers Saved the Financial System. And America Never Forgave Them – [The New York Times] 09.12.18


Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide – [Wired]09.12.18


The United States Has a Market Concentration Problem – [Roosevelt Institute] 09.11.18


Facebook’s Idea of Fact-Checking’: Censoring ThinkProgress Because Conservative Site Told Them To – [Think Progress] 09.11.18


The Slippery Slope of Regulating Social Media – [The New York Times]09.11.18


He Was the Resistance Inside the Obama Administration – [The New Republic] 09.11.18


Pharma Chief Defends 400% Drug Price Rise As a ‘Moral Requirement’ – [Financial Times] 09.11.18


A Top Goldman Banker Raised Ethics Concerns. Then He Was Gone – [The New York Times] 09.11.18


How Purdue’s ‘One-Two’ Punch Fueled the Market For Opioids – [Financial Times] 09.11.18


Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? – [New Yorker] 09.10.18


Les Moonves Is Out at CBS After Harassment Allegations, Corporate Battle – [CNN] 09.09.18


Opioid Billionaire Granted Patent for Addiction Treatment – [Financial Times]09.09.18


Five Surprising Outcomes of the 2008 Financial Crisis – [Financial Times]09.09.18


Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea – [The New York Times] 09.08.18


Trump and the Koch Brothers Are Working in Concert – [The New York Times] 09.07.18

Apple’s Takeover of Shazam Is Cleared by European Regulators – [The New York Times] 09.06.18


Sheryl Sandberg Misled Congress About Facebook’s Conscience – [The Intercept] 09.06.18


Google’s Bad Day in Congress Came at the Worst Possible Time – [The Verge]09.06.18


We Got a Huge Clue That Republicans Will Act on Trump’s War on Google, and It Might Spark Breakup of Big Tech – [Business Insider] 09.06.18


The Regrets of Lewis Ranieri – [Wall Street Journal] 09.06.18


Google Skipping Out on Congress Means Public Missed Important Answers – [CNET] 09.06.18


Justice Department Nearing Antitrust Approval of Health Mergers Combining CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts – [Wall Street Journal] 09.05.18


Politicians Are Addicted to Big Data Like It’s Campaign Cash – [Slate]09.05.18


Justice to Convene Meeting on Whether Social Media Companies Are ‘Intentionally Stifling’ Free Speech – [The Hill] 09.05.18


Tempestuous Seasons – [London Review of Books] 09.05.18


YouTube, Netflix Videos Found to Be Slowed by Wireless Carriers – [Bloomberg] 09.05.18


The Monopoly-Busting Case Against Google, Amazon, Uber, and Facebook – [The Verge] 09.05.18

Central Bankers Grapple With the Changing Nature of Competition – [The Economist] 09.04.18


Little Evidence of Capex Surge from Tax Cuts: Fed – [Reuters] 09.04.18


This Group Posed As Russian Trolls And Bought Political Ads On Google. It Was Easy – [BuzzFeed] 09.04.18


John McCain’s Replacement Jon Kyl Goes From Lobbying the Senate to Being a Senator – [Daily Beast] 09.04.18


Amazon’s Pricing Tactic Is a Trap for Buyers and Sellers Alike – [Financial Times] 09.04.18


Economists Gear Up to Challenge the Monopolies – [Bloomberg] 09.04.18


The Rise of the Zombie Small Businesses – [The Atlantic] 09.04.18


Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination Is Bad News for an Open Internet – [Slate] 09.04.18


Full Q&A: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Talks Antitrust on Recode Decode – [ReCode] 09.04.18


Brett Kavanaugh May Soon Unshackle All Rich Political Donors – [Slate] 09.04.18


Trump Says Google, Facebook, Amazon May Be ‘Antitrust Situation’ – [Bloomberg] 08.30.18


Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google – [The New York Times] 08.30.18


After Trump Rants, Top GOP Senator Asks FTC to Re-Open Google Antitrust Probe – [Gizmodo] 08.30.18


Republican Senator Asks FTC to Examine Google Ads – [Reuters] 08.30.18


Power in the Ivory Tower – [The Nation]08.30.18


How Plutocrats Hijack Campus Idealism – [BuzzFeed News] 08.29.18


Who Does the ACLU Fight For? – [Slate]08.29.18


Trump’s Economic Adviser: ‘We’re Taking a Look’ At Whether Google Searches Should Be Regulated – [Washington Post] 08.28.18


Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results – [The New York Times] 08.28.18


FCC Investigation Clears Chairman in Sinclair Inquiry – [The New York Times]08.28.18


Bloomberg News Reassigned Reporter After Wells Fargo CEO Called to Complain – [CNN Money] 08.28.18


German Antitrust Watchdog Plans Action on Facebook This Year – [Reuters] 08.28.18


Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Blames Trump Administration – [NPR] 08.27.18


U.S. and Mexico Agree to Preliminary Nafta Deal – [The New York Times]08.27.18


Are Superstar Firms and Amazon Effects Reshaping the Economy? – [The New York Times] 08.27.18


Facebook Finally Takes Serious Action in Myanmar After a Damning UN Report on the Rohingya – [Quartz]08.27.18


Facebook Removes Accounts Associated With Myanmar Military – [The Guardian] 08.27.18


Why Does Wells Fargo Still Exist? – [Huff Post] 08.25.18


Ex-Facebook Security Chief: ‘It’s Too Late To Protect The 2018 Elections’ – [Huff Post] 08.24.18


The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People – [Motherboard] 08.23.18


Why So Many Democratic Candidates Are Dissing Corporate PACs – [The Atlantic] 08.23.18


Google Tried to Change China. China May End Up Changing Google – [The New York Times] 08.23.18


Did the Fall of Local News Bring Us Authoritarianism in Washington? – [Washington Monthly] 08.23.18


ICE Foundation Directors Run Companies with ICE Contracts – [Sludge] 08.23.18


Jeremy Corbyn: I’ll Tax Tech Firms to Subsidise the BBC Licence Fee – [The Guardian] 08.23.18


Tom Carper’s 40-Year Record of Defending Banks is Being Challenged by Kerri Harris in a Democratic Primary – [The Intercept] 08.23.18


Superstar Firms Are in Spotlight at Jackson Hole – [Bloomberg] 08.23.18


Facebook Cracks Down on Opioid Dealers After Years of Neglect – [TechCrunch] 08.22.18


SEC Could Face Backlash if Elon Musk Is Exonerated – [Bloomberg] 08.22.18


Here’s What Else the Trump Administration Did This Summer – [CNN] 08.22.18


Facebook Is Rating How Trustworthy You Are – [Fortune] 08.22.18


Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue Over Corporate Fraud? – [The Intercept] 08.22.18


Rep. Duncan Hunter and His Wife Indicted in Use of Campaign Funds for Personal Expenses – [CNN] 08.21.18


Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty, Says Trump Told Him to Pay Off Women – [Wall Street Journal] 08.21.18


Manafort Convicted on 8 Counts; Mistrial Declared on 10 Others – [The Washington Post] 08.21.18


The Mueller Investigation Is Showing How Badly We’ve Failed to Prosecute White-Collar Crime – [Vox] 08.21.18


Google’s Data Collection Is Hard to Escape, Study Claims – [CNN] 08.21.18


Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests – [The New York Times] 08.21.18


The Biggest Economic Policy Mistake of the Last Decade, and It Had Nothing to Do with Academic Economists – [Mainly Macro Blog]08.21.18


Hey, Sociologists! Speak Up! – [Bloomberg] 08.21.18


New York City Has ‘a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’ to Create an Internet for All – [The Nation] 08.20.18


Here Are the Lobbying Emails Cuomo Fought Hard to Keep Secret – [The New York Times] 08.20.18


Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It – [The New York Times] 08.20.18


How Sexism Follows Women From the Cradle to the Workplace – [The New York Times] 08.20.18


The Musk Meltdown – [The Week]08.20.18


Inside Facebook’s Plan to Protect the US Midterm Elections: Is it Enough? – [Recode] 08.20.18


Les Moonves, The Most Powerful CEO To Face #MeToo, Is Winning. So Far – [Huff Post] 08.20.18


Dark Chocolate Is Now a Health Food. Here’s How That Happened – [Vox]08.20.18


Populism Isn’t The Problem – [Boston Review] 08.17.18


Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Capitalism – [Vox] 08.16.18


US Bosses Now Earn 312 Times the Average Worker’s Wage, Figures Show – [The Guardian] 08.16.18


Swelling Clout of US Corporate Giants Is Depressing Pay, Analysts Say – [Financial Times] 08.16.18


Has Bezos Become More Powerful in D.C. Than Trump? – [Vanity Fair]08.15.18


Is it Time to Break Up Here’s How it Gets Done – [Salon]08.14.18


Facebook Exec: Media Firms That Don’t Work With Us Will End Up ‘In Hospice’ – [The Guardian] 08.14.18


A Public Banking Option As a Mode of Regulation for Household Financial Services in the United States – [The Roosevelt Institute] 08.14.18


The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views – [The New York Times]08.14.18


You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People – [The New York Times]08.13.18


NY GOP Congressman Chris Collins Suspends Campaign Amid Insider Trading Allegations – [CNBC] 08.11.18


Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289m as Jury Rules Weedkiller Caused Man’s Cancer – [The Guardian] 08.10.18


We Need a New Model for Tech Journalism – [Columbia Journalism Review] 08.08.18


Here’s the Internal Report Proving the FCC Made Up a Cyberattack – [Gizmodo] 08.07.18


New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting – [Forbes] 08.07.18


Justice Department Lays Out Roadmap to Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Deal – [CNN Money] 08.06.18


The Rules of Monopoly – [Current Affairs] 08.06.18


Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies – [New York Times] 08.03.18


Trump Proposes Gutting Fuel Economy Rules In ‘Giant Giveaway’ To Big Oil, Automakers – [Huff Post]08.02.18


Trump vs. Koch Is a Custody Battle Over Congress – [New Yorker] 08.02.18


Stock Buybacks, Explained – [Vox]08.02.18


Wells Fargo Settlement Reveals Just How Aggressive the Bank Was in Making Shoddy Mortgages in Run-Up to Financial Crisis – [Marketwatch]08.01.18


Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China – [The Intercept]08.01.18


Facebook Identifies an Active Political Influence Campaign Using Fake Accounts – [The New York Times] 07.31.18


Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages – [The Intercept] 07.31.18


Trump Attacks ‘Globalist’ Koch Brothers – [Politico] 07.31.18


Are Stock Buybacks Starving the Economy? – [The Atlantic] 07.31.18


Scoop: 20 Ways Democrats Could Crack Down on Big Tech – [Axios]07.30.18


When Sexual Harassment Is Used to Equalise Power – [LSE Business Review]07.30.18


New York, in Unprecedented Move, Votes to Kick Spectrum Cable Out of the State – [Fortune] 07.28.18


The Panic Over Facebook’s Stock Is Absurd. It’s Simply Too Big to Fail – [The Guardian] 07.27.18


Like America, Britain Suffers From a Lack of Competition – [The Economist]07.27.18


The Stress That Kills American Workers – [The Economist] 07.24.18


Alphabet Trounces Profit Estimates, Shares Rise – [Reuters] 07.23.18


Lazy Thinking, Not Political Bias, Drives Fake News – [MIT Sloan School Newsroom] 07.23.18


A Light Shines on the Concentration of Power in Silicon Valley – [Financial Times] 07.23.18


How Consumers Can Resist Companies’ Market Power – [New York Times] 07.23.18


The Democracy Dividend: Faster Growth – [Bloomberg] 07.21.18


The Selling of Judge Brett Kavanaugh– [HuffPost] 07.21.18


There Is a Lot to Fix In U.S. Antitrust Enforcement Today – [Equitable Growth]07.19.18


The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump – [The New York Times] 07.19.18


Fossil Fuel Industry Spent Nearly $2 Billion to Kill U.S. Climate Action, New Study Finds – [Think Progress]07.19.18


As Inequality Grows, So Does the Political Influence of the Rich – [The Economist] 07.19.18


Businesses Have Hijacked Capitalism — and Left Workers Behind – [Washington Post] 07.19.18


Disney Wins: Comcast Drops Its Bid for 21st Century Fox – [CNN] 07.19.18


Exclusive: Wells Fargo Automated High-Net-Worth Wealth Management As Advisors Faced Sales Pressure – [Yahoo Finance] 07.18.18


Full Transcript: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Recode Decode – [Recode] 07.18.18


Trump’s Tax Cut Hasn’t Done Anything for Workers – [Bloomberg]07.18.18


Antitrust Enforcement of Dominant Tech Platforms in the Post-American Express World – [Forbes] 07.18.18


Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling – [The New York Times] 07.18.18


I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors – [The New York Times] 07.17.18


The Truth About Big Business – [Washington Monthly] 07.16.18


FCC Sends Sinclair Mega-Deal to Likely Doom – [Politico] 07.16.18


FCC Chairman Has ‘Serious Concerns’ With Sinclair-Tribune Deal – [Wall Street Journal] 07.16.18


Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends? – [New Yorker] 07.16.18


Senate Democrats Blast Former Trump Attorney for ‘Selling Access’ to White House – [ABC News] 07.14.18


Justice Department Appeals Time Warner-AT&T Merger Approval – [CNBC] 07.12.18


McDonald’s, Arby’s, Other Chains to End No-Poach Hiring Rules – [Bloomberg] 07.12.18


The Inevitable Death of Global Trade As We Know It – [The New Republic]07.12.18


Check Out the Fox News-Filled Schedule for Facebook’s ‘Trustworthy’ News Shows – [Gizmodo] 07.12.18


The Drug Pricing Playbook: How Pharma Companies Keep Costs High – [Financial Times] 07.12.18


US Antitrust Chief Signals Comfort With Tech Deals – [Financial Times]07.12.18


America’s Tech Giants Vie with China’s in Third Countries – [The Economist] 07.11.18


As Comcast Weighs Higher Fox Bid, Sky Offer Now in Jeopardy Too – [Bloomberg] 07.11.18


Rupert Murdoch Ups His Offer For Takeover of Sky to £24.5bn – [The Guardian] 07.11.18


Former Obama Officials Are Riding Out The Trump Years By Cashing In – [Huff Post] 07.11.18


Facebook Fined for Data Breaches in Cambridge Analytica Scandal – [The Guardian] 07.10.18


Facebook Faces U.K. Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Inquiry – [Bloomberg] 07.10.18


Apple and Alphabet Face US House Panel Questions on Privacy – [Financial Times] 07.10.18


Mike Flynn Joins Global Consulting Firm – [Wall Street Journal] 07.10.18


Amazon Is One Step Closer To Taking a Cut on Literally Every Economic Transaction – [In These Times] 07.10.18


How Digital Threats to Democracy were Tackled During Ireland’s Abortion Referendum – [LSE Media Policy Project Blog] 07.10.18


Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms – [The New York Times] 07.10.18


Brett Kavanaugh Likely to Bring Pro-Business Views to Supreme Court – [The New York Times] 07.10.18


Report: Amazon’s Next Frontier: Your City’s Purchasing – [Institute for Local Self-Reliance] 07.10.18


Top Communications Union Joins Group Pushing for Facebook’s Breakup – [Bloomberg] 07.09.18


Amazon Antitrust Critic Joins FTC as Agency Sets Sights on Tech – [Bloomberg] 07.09.18


Tax Cuts to Give Little Lift to U.S. Economy: Fed Paper – [Reuters] 07.09.18


Corporations Invested Their Tax Cuts Into Stock Buybacks That Didn’t Even Work – [New York] 07.09.18


Google May Have to Make Major Changes to Android in Response to a Forthcoming Fine in Europe – [The Washington Post] 07.09.18


Government Work Done, Tax Policy Writers Decamp to Lobbying Jobs – [The New York Times] 07.09.18


Culture Clashes Loom After a Rush of Company Mergers – [Financial Times]07.09.18


States Launch Investigation Targeting Fast-Food Hiring Practices – [The Washington Post] 07.09.18


So Long, Scott Pruitt. We Knew You All Too Well – [The Intercept] 07.06.18


Dividends Soar to Record After Tax Cuts and Bank Stress Tests – [Bloomberg] 07.05.18


Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns – [The Washington Post] 07.05.18


E.P.A. Aide Questioned Deleting Sensitive Meeting Details. Then She Was Fired – [The New York Times]07.05.18


Fed Minutes Flag Rising Fears Over Tariffs – [Financial Times] 07.05.18


K Street Staffs Up For a Democratic Takeover – [Politico] 07.05.18


Tech Giants Win a Battle Over Copyright Rules in Europe – [The New York Times] 07.05.18


Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter. – [The New York Times] 07.05.18


Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail – [Wall Street Journal] 07.03.18


Kathy Kraninger Is the Wrong Choice to Lead the CFPB – [National Review]07.03.18


“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets – [Vanity Fair]07.03.18


One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note– [The New York Times] 07.02.18


Big Tech Is a Big Problem – [Project Syndicate] 07.02.18


The Disney-Fox Deal Sails Through, a Bit Too Easily – [The New York Times]07.02.18


‘A Way of Monetizing Poor People’: How Private Equity Firms Make Money Offering Loans to Cash-Strapped Americans – [The Washington Post] 07.02.18


Facebook Offers Fresh Detail About Its Ties to Dozens of Outside Companies In More Than 700 Pages of New Data Turned Over to Congress – [The Washington Post] 07.01.18


How Regulators Can Prevent Excessive Concentration Online – [The Economist] 07.01.18


G.M. Says New Wave of Trump Tariffs Could Force U.S. Job Cuts – [The New York Times] 06.29.18


Can Netflix Please Investors and Still Avoid the Techlash? – [The Economist]06.28.18


How Smog Affects Spending in China – [The Economist] 06.28.18


A Nobel-Winning Economist’s Guide to Taming Tech Monopolies – [Quartz]06.28.18


Mulvaney-Led U.S. CFPB Slashes Payday Lender Penalty: Sources – [Reuters] 06.28.18


AT&T Bumped a Fee on Most Customers’ Bills by $1.23, Adding $800 Million to Revenue – [CNBC]06.28.18


The Roberts Court Protects the Powerful for a New Gilded Age – [The New York Times] 06.28.18


Amazon Makes $1 Billion Splash in Health Care, Buying PillPack – [Bloomberg] 06.28.18


Small-Town American Newspapers Are Surprisingly Resilient – [The Economist] 06.27.18


As Democracy Suffers, Digital Dictators Are Seizing Power – [BuzzFeed] 06.27.18


Inside Facebook and Twitter’s Secret Meetings With Trump Aides and Conservative Leaders Who Say Tech Is Biased – [The Washington Post] 06.27.18


Supreme Court Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions – [The New York Times]06.27.18


Judge In AT&T Merger Ruling Had Zero Understanding Of The Markets AT&T Now Dominates – [Techdirt]06.27.18


Dept. of Justice Approves Disney’s Purchase of Fox Assets – [The New York Times] 06.27.18


An Extremely Consequential Supreme Court Decision Slipped Under the Radar – [The Intercept] 06.27.18


The Supreme Court Devastates Antitrust Law – [The New York Times]06.26.18


Robots? Training? Factories Tackle the Productivity Puzzle – [The New York Times] 06.26.18


Google Criticised for Push Against EU Copyright Reform – [Financial Times]06.26.18


Why the Supreme Court’s Decision in Ohio v. Amex Will Fatten the Wealthy’s Wallet (At the Expense of the Middle Class) – [Brookings] 06.26.18


Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees – [The New York Times] 06.25.18


A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer’s Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card – [The New Yorker] 06.25.18


Amazon, the Brand Buster – [The New York Times] 06.25.18


How Adam Smith Would Fix Capitalism – [Financial Times] 06.24.18


The AT&T–Time Warner Merger Is Already What the Government Feared – [Financial Times] 06.22.18


Valley of the Giants – [Financial Times]06.22.18


How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country – [New York Times] 06.19.18


Capitalism Works Best in the Old World – [Financial Times] 06.19.18


Tea and Tariffs in Rural Yunnan – [The New Republic] 06.19.18


In Two Days, an EU Committee Will Vote to Crown Google and Facebook Permanent Lords of Internet Censorship – [Boing Boing] 06.19.18


The Case for Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-Era Law We Need Today – [The Guardian] 06.18.18


Break Up Google – [Boston Globe]06.18.18


How Judge Leon Blew It With U.S. v AT&T – [The Washington Post] 06.17.18


DOJ Won’t Appeal AT&T Ruling, Company to Close Time Warner Deal As Soon As Friday – [CNBC] 06.14.18


Comcast Makes $65 Billion Offer for 21st Century Fox, Setting Up Bidding War With Walt Disney – [The Washington Post] 06.14.18


Facebook’s Data Should be a Public Resource – [The Next Web] 06.14.18


The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling Is Bad for the Country – [The Nation] 06.14.18


AT&T-Time Warner Decision Shows Need to Rethink Antitrust Laws – [The New York Times] 06.14.18


Pressure Is Building Among Some Democrats For Another Antitrust Probe of Google – [The Washington Post]06.04.18


Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends – [The New York Times] 06.04.18


The Market Police – [Boston Review]06.04.18


For Heitkamp, a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Koch Brothers – [The New York Times] 06.01.18


Trump Is Preparing to Prop Up Unprofitable Coal Plants With ‘Emergency’ Subsidies – [New York]06.01.18


Top U.S. Antitrust Official Uncertain of Need For Four Wireless Carriers – [Reuters] 06.01.18


Google Plans Not to Renew Its Contract for Project Maven, a Controversial Pentagon Drone AI Imaging Program – [Gizmodo] 06.01.18


American Tech Giants Are Making Life Tough For Startups – [The Economist] 05.31.18


If Wages Are to Rise, Workers Need More Bargaining Power – [The Economist] 05.31.18


Google Emerges as Early Winner From Europe’s New Data Privacy Law– [Wall Street Journal] 05.31.18


How ‘Googling It’ Can Send Conservatives Down Secret Rabbit Holes of Alternative Facts – [The Washington Post] 05.31.18


George Osborne’s London Evening Standard Sells Its Editorial Independence to Uber, Google and Others – For £3 Million – [Open Democracy] 05.31.18


US Startups Are In a Surprising 13-Year Slump – [Axios] 05.30.18


Big Banks to Get Reprieve from Volcker Rule – [The New York Times]05.30.18


An Advocacy Group for Startups Is Funded by Google and Run by Ex-Googlers – [The Intercept] 05.30.18


Undeterred by Criticism, Koch Foundation Increases Spending in Higher Education – [The Chronicle of Higher Education] 05.30.18


How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google – [The New York Times] 05.30.18


Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger in Landmark Settlement – [The Washington Post]05.29.18


Data Subjects of the World, Unite! – [The New York Times] 05.29.18


Papua New Guinea Bans Facebook For a Month to Root Out ‘Fake Users’ – [The Guardian] 05.29.18


How Two House Democrats Defended Helping the GOP Weaken Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations – [The Intercept]05.29.18


On First Day of GDPR, Ad Industry’s Fears About Google Come True – [Bloomberg] 05.29.18


Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused – [The New York Times]05.29.18


Ivanka Trump Wins China Trademarks, Then Her Father Vows to Save ZTE – [The New York Times] 05.28.18


What Facebook’s New Political Ad System Misses – [ProPublica] 05.28.18


Koch Foundation Ups Donations to Higher Ed – [The Hill] 05.28.18


Forget About Broad-Based Pay Hikes, Executives Say – [Axios] 05.28.18


The Trouble With Charitable Billionaires – [The Guardian] 05.25.18


T-Mobile Says It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to Former Trump Aide Corey Lewandowski – [Wall Street Journal]05.25.18


A Belgian Legislator Berates and Scoffs at Mark Zuckerberg – [The Atlantic] 05.23.18


Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback – [The New York Times]05.23.18


Drug Suppliers Are Hiding The Profit They Make Off You – [Tarbell] 05.23.18


Yelp Files New EU Complaint Against Google Over Search Dominance – [Financial Times] 05.23.18


Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology – [ACLU Northern California] 05.22.18


Lawmakers Are Trying to Curb Contracts That Make It Harder to Change Jobs – [The Economist] 05.22.18


The Line Between Big Tech and Defense Work – [Wired] 05.21.18


Monopsony in Online Labour Markets– [] 05.21.18


Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Review of Big Tech After Google Report – [Bloomberg] 05.21.18


How Did Google Get So Big? – [60 Minutes] 05.21.18


Tech Platforms and the Knowledge Problem – [American Affairs] 05.21.18


News Corp’s War On Facebook Is a decade In the Making – [Sydney Morning Herald] 05.21.18


What the Microsoft Antitrust Case Taught Us – [The New York Times]05.18.18


Trump Personally Pushed Postmaster General to Double Rates on Amazon, Other Firms – [Washington Post] 05.18.18


Big Business Rules American Agriculture—and Congress Doesn’t Seem to Care – [Center for American Progress] 05.17.18


The Platform Patrons: How Facebook and Google Became Two of the Biggest Funders of Journalism in the World – [Columbia Journalism Review] 05.17.18


Should the Government Regulate Companies Like Facebook? – [MSNBC]05.17.18


Wells Fargo Employees Altered Information on Business Customers’ Documents – [Wall Street Journal]05.17.18


The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can – [The New York Times] 05.17.18


The Net Neutrality Decision Is a Victory for Common Sense – [Esquire]05.17.18


Industry Lawyer Expected to Head F.T.C. Consumer Protection – [The New York Times] 05.13.18


A Trial In Milan for Allegations of Corruption Could Be a Turning Point for the Oil Industry – [Neuen Zürcher Zeitung] 05.13.18


The Double Standard of America’s China Trade Policy – [Project Syndicate]05.11.18


AT&T’s Top Washington Official Out Over Hiring of Trump’s Lawyer – [Bloomberg] 05.11.18


Sheldon Silver Is Convicted in 2nd Corruption Trial – [The New York Times]05.11.18


The Spectacular Power of Big Lens – [The Guardian] 05.11.18


PwC Whistleblower Alleges Fraud in Audits of Silicon Valley Companies – [POGO ] 05.10.18


Cohen’s $600,000 Deal with AT&T Specified He Would Advise on Time Warner Merger, Internal Company Records Show – [Washington Post]05.10.18


The Hypocrisy of Amazon’s HQ2 Process – [CityLab] 05.10.18


Adelson Gives $30 Million to Help GOP Save the House – [Politico] 05.10.18


Democrats Take Aim at the Gig Economy – [Bloomberg] 05.10.18


Why Did Chuck Schumer Hire an Ex-Goldman Sachs Lobbyist? – [The Nation]05.09.18


Tax Evasion and Inequality – [] 05.09.18


AT&T Payments to Trump Lawyer More Than Reported: Source – [Reuters] 05.09.18


Walmart Takes Control of India’s Flipkart in E-Commerce Gamble – [The New York Times] 05.09.18


What Did AT&T And Novartis Get For The Money They Paid Trump’s Lawyer? – [Huff Post] 05.09.18


When All Else Fails, Tax Incentives Probably Will, Too – [The New York Times] 05.09.18


Novartis Has Ended Contract With Firm Linked to Trump Lawyer – [Reuters] 05.09.18


AT&T Confirms It Paid Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Company – [CNN]05.08.18


White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief – [The New York Times]05.08.18


How America Broke Its Economy – [The New Republic] 05.08.18


Drug Plans Drop After Trump Official Targets PBMs Ahead of Speech – [Bloomberg] 05.07.18


Fight the Faangs, Not China – [Financial Times] 05.07.18


“The Opportunity Has Never Been Richer”: Silicon Valley Sees Dollar Signs in the A.I. Apocalypse – [Vanity Fair] 05.07.18


Save Barnes & Noble! – [The New York Times] 05.07.18


You Can’t Separate Money From Culture – [The New York Times] 05.07.18


Wells Fargo Settles Securities Fraud Suit for $480m – [Financial Times]05.05.18


Volkswagen Ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn Indicted in Emissions Probe – [Wall Street Journal] 05.03.18


Amazon, the Elephant in the Antitrust Room – [The New York Times] 05.03.18


Trump’s Appointees Pledged Not to Lobby After They Leave. Now They’re lobbying. – [ProPublica] 05.03.18


Are Google and Facebook Undermining Europe’s Privacy Rules?– [Wired] 05.02.18


Exclusive: Facebook Commits to Civil Rights Audit, Political Bias Review – [Axios] 05.02.18


Koch-Backed Groups Are Selling Trump’s Tax Cuts Door-to-Door Ahead of the Midterms – [Bloomberg]05.02.18


Koch-Backed Groups Are Selling Trump’s Tax Cuts Door-to-Door Ahead of the Midterms – [Bloomberg]05.02.18


The Opioid That Made a Fortune for Its Maker — and for Its Prescribers – [The New York Times] 05.02.18


California Ruling Puts Pressure on Uber, Lyft and Other Gig Economy Employers – [CNN Money] 05.02.18


CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Rank News Outlets By Trustworthiness – [Huff Post] 05.02.18


Uncovering Koch Role in Faculty Hires – [Inside Higher Ed] 05.01.18


Lobbyist Helped Arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 Trip to Morocco – [The Washington Post] 05.01.18


UK Officials Will Summon Mark Zuckerberg to Testify If He Won’t Do So Voluntarily – [CNBC] 05.01.18


Documents Show Ties Between University, Conservative Donors – [Associated Press] 05.01.18


The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age – [The New York Times]05.01.18


Facebook’s Global Monopoly Poses a Deadly Threat in Developing Nations – [The Guardian] 05.01.18


WhatsApp Founder Plans to Leave After Broad Clashes With Parent Facebook – [The Washington Post]04.30.18


EPA Grants Biofuels Waiver to Billionaire Icahn’s Oil Refinery – [Reuters] 04.30.18


Sprint and T-Mobile Try Again, but Antitrust Hurdles Remain the Same – [The New York Times] 04.30.18


Four Questions For The Neo-Brandeisians – [Competition Policy International] 04.30.18


George Mason President: Some Donations ‘Fall Short’ of Academic Standards – [The Washington Post]04.30.18


How Huge Wells Fine Could Leave Customers in the Cold – [American Banker ] 04.30.18


Why Small Businesses Matter for Workers – [ILSR ] 04.30.18


Publishers Rebuke Google’s Interpretation of EU Privacy Law – [Reuters] 04.30.18


Silicon Valley Can’t Be Trusted With Our History – [BuzzFeed] 04.29.18


Sprint and T-Mobile Agree to Merge, in Bid to Remake Wireless Market – [The New York Times] 04.29.18


America’s Antitrust Apparatus Prepares to Act Against big tech – [The Economist] 04.26.18


Competition Is at the Heart of Facebook’s Privacy Problem – [Wired]04.25.18


Trump White House Now Just Openly Courting Corruption – [Vanity Fair]04.25.18


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 – [] 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 – [] 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 – [] 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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