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The Rise of Big Chocolate

Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite choco


The Kings of Candyland

Roaming the candy aisle of my neighborhood Safeway around Halloween is a dizzying encounter with choice.


A Year After Sandy, Food and Fuel Supplies Are As Vulnerable As Ever

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy revealed harrowing realities about the basic systems New Yorkers rely on every day.


The Fed is About to Make Owning Physical Assets a Game All Banks Can Play

Last week, Federal Reserve officials leaked to the Wall Street Journal their tentative plan to limit the ability of Goldman Sachs and big ba


New York's Looming Food Disaster

In New York City, locating a bite to eat is rarely a difficult task. The city is a food paradise or, depending on your mood, a place of over


The Industrial Policy That America Has Forgotten

Enlightened U.S. policymakers of the post-war era promoted economic inter-dependence as a key to world peace, says Barry Lynn. But today tha


The Folks Who Sell Your Corn Flakes are Acting Like Goldman Sachs

Enlightened U.S. policymakers of the post-war era promoted economic inter-dependence as a key to world peace, says Barry Lynn. But today tha


Obama’s Game of Chicken

Lina Khan wrote in Washington Monthly about consolidation in the poultry industry.


The Real Enemy of Unions

Barry Lynn wrote in Washington Monthly about how small business owners and union members have a shared enemy: monopoly.