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Oligopoly

How to Destroy Oligopoly

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The influence of money in our political system isn't inescapable, and we should look to the states to find effective measures to curb the power of money. However, as Fredrick Douglass noted, "Power cedes nothing without demand." Simply knowing what works isn't enough. We need

Eleazar David Melendez

The Big Loser In The American Airlines-US Airways Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Air travelers may end up losing big in a deal that would create the largest airline in the U.S., consumer advocates told The Huffington Post, after va...

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

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.

The Case Against Jamie Dimon: Oligopoly, Pain, and Systemic Risk in Five Slides

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's the danger: the centralization of risk and power is leading us right into another disaster. We need to get the banking oligopoly under control. But Jamie Dimon is fighting back tooth and nail. And that's why we must fight Jamie Dimon.

Simon Johnson: Obama Should Launch An Antitrust Investigation Into Major Banks

baselinescenario.com | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of pursuing the issue of those "too big to fail" financial institutions exclusively through legislation, the administration could launch inste...