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What John Roberts Doesn’t Get About Corruption

Quite a lot, it turns out.


A Hachette Job

We could’ve seen this coming. Amazon, embroiled in protracted negotiations over new contract terms with the book publisher Hachette, is usin


How America became uncompetitive and unequal

Since the early 1980s, executives and financiers have consolidated control over dozens of industries across the U.S. economy. From cable com


A Remedy for Amazon-Hachette Fight?

Amazon only this week acknowledged the storm it raised earlier this month when it made it much harder for consumers to buy books by Hachette


Obama Should Fire His FCC Chairman

Barack Obama made an important promise when he first ran for president. “The Internet is perhaps the most important network in history, and


No Exit: The Digital Edition

Privacy advocates say we should care about privacy because its erosion threatens liberty.


This Lawsuit Threatens To End Walmart's Exploitative Ways

Last week President Obama urged businesses to “give America a raise.” But even if the minimum wage were raised, it wouldn’t necessarily help


Why You Might Pay More Than Your Neighbor for the Same Bottle of Salad Dressing

Retailers don’t really talk about how to compete with Amazon—they talk about how to avoid being decimated by it.


Personal Pricing, Like Really Personal

The National Retail Federation held its annual convention in New York this week, drawing thousands of industry leaders keen to figure out ho


Big Beef

Independent ranchers and animal rights activists don’t agree about much, except that it’s time to stop using federal tax dollars to support


After Obamacare

A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave the typical American family spending 50 percent of its income on health care within ten years—and b


Monsanto’s Scary New Scheme

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed