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How Walmart Is Devouring Our Food System (Infographic)

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
Stacy Mitchell

Here's a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system -- triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.

Lucia Graves

Pot Monopoly Up In Smoke

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

As voters in Washington state this month legalized marijuana for recreational use, they overrode the concerted lobbying of a conspicuous interest grou...

Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

If airlines and car rental companies want to increase market share, the big guys should have to earn it by winning the business and loyalty of their customers; not by gobbling up competitors or driving them out of business

Monopoly, Risk and Sorry! Family Fun, Post-NOAA Holidays and the Quadrangle

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Marie Woolf

How awful, as we enter the great family fun season of sugar cookies, Charlie Brown and battered, beloved board games, to find ourselves suddenly flashing our hands in front of the kids' tender eyes to block them from the latest in the sordid franchise: Real Housewives of Military Bases.

HUFFPOST LIVE: Is Google A Monopoly?

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

Last week, Reuters reported that most of the major decision-makers at the Federal Trade Commission were convinced that an antitrust suit against Googl...

How He's Gaming The McDonald's Monopoly Game

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

When McDonald’s promised “no purchase necessary” for its famous Monopoly sweepstakes, one man took the fast-food chain very seriously. Brando...

LOOK: Like Board Games? You'll Love This Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Parker Brothers fans no longer have to stay at home for a night on the board. Opening soon -- maybe as soon as this weekend, depending o...

Universal's Gambit Poses Peril for Music Biz

Chris Sagers | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Sagers

The digital distribution cases have a certain special place, because they tell us something about how easily businesses can talk us into betraying our own common sense.

The Koch Brothers Must Have LOVED Monopoly as Kids

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

What the Kochs want is to use their vast fortune to influence the political beliefs of people with a millionth their net worth, getting the middle class to buy into the notion that what's good for the rich is good for everyone.

The US Drought and Global Hunger: What We Know and What We Don't

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact
Eric Holt Gimenez

The failure of the U.S. corn harvests spells a disaster for the world's poor, but not because the poor eat our corn. They don't eat corn-fed livestock from CAFOs either, nor do they fill up at the pump with ethanol-blended gasoline.

A Life Lesson, Courtesy Of 'Monopoly'

Eilene Zimmerman | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Eilene Zimmerman

After one "I'm bored" too many, I marched over to the bookshelves -- sagging under the weight of stimulating toys and activities -- and pulled out that old standby "Monopoly," jammed in and forgotten between "Life" and "Stratego."

Fantasy Veepstakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than write about the likes of Tim Pawlenty and his relative strengths over Rob Portman's budget experience... oh, sorry, I seem to have put myself to sleep there. The real choices aren't exciting to write about, so let's travel to the Land of Make-Believe instead, shall we?

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Hacking Away at the Pearson Octopus

Alan Singer | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson is tilting the coverage of U.S. history to win approval by school boards in red states, and in doing this, allowing the most conservative school boards in the nation to determine what gets taught in New York State schools.

From Candy Land To Monopoly: Board Games Getting Movie Buzz

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

"Battleship," Peter Berg's sci-fi naval war adventure, is loosely based on the beloved Hasbro game of the same name. Well, actually, the film has very...

J. L. Greene

Big Business Finds A New Way to Kill Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | J. L. Greene | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Instead of a taxicab across town, you could take a clean, upscale Town car for the same price. But despite car services in many cities ready to take y...

Tell the FTC to Stop the Music Monopoly -- Support Music Freedom

Christopher Naoum | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC
Christopher Naoum

Control by two behemoth labels would prevent the development of innovative new digital music distribution models, would take away avenues of exposure for independent artists, and would raise the price of digital music for consumers.

High Price of Monopoly: Why American Farmers Must Buy From Just One Seed Company

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

Monsanto's monopoly limits farmers' choices and threatens our livelihoods. But America's antitrust laws were enacted to protect us from this very situation. These laws are premised on the belief that competitive markets produce the best products, and they need to be enforced.

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext Extend Merger Deadline Through March 31

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

(LUKE JEFFS, Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext have extended the deadline for completion of their planned merger to March 31 next year ...

America's Internet -- Now as Good as Angola's

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The lack of competition in our deregulated high-speed Internet marketplace has gotten so bad that the U.S. has gone from number one in broadband penetration at the close of the 20th century down to 25th in the world.

Should Hipsters Wear Monocles?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

A monocle has everything a hipster craves. It complements a twirly mustache. Perfect! Using facial muscles to hold a monocle in place causes one to sneer. Excellent! A monocle creates the impression that the person knows everything there is to know. Fantastic!

"It's the Democracy, Stupid!": The "Vague" Goals of the Other 99%

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

To help my students think about the way the market works, and especially how it affects real people, I have them play Monopoly. But I modify the rules to make the game more realistic.

Bank of America's Outrageous Debit Fee -- Another Reason to Break Up the Big Wall Street Banks

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Let's make Bank of America remember the old adage: "The pigs get fat and the hogs get slaughtered." Let's use their own greed to stoke the "Occupy Wall Street" sentiment that is -- quite correctly -- sweeping the country.

Atlantic City's Life-Sized Monopoly Boards

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Do not pass the casinos if you want to collect $200_ or more. That's the new marketing mantra in the nation's second-larg...

If Microsoft Can't Compete With Google, Who Can?

Nathan Newman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Is there viable competition anywhere to Google? Let's forget about the poor Microsoft shareholders and ask what the fact that Bing only exists due to massive subsidies says about the health of competition in search.