Comcast and Time Warner: A Proposed Marriage of Goliaths

By now many of you have probably heard of the agreement between the cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, to merge into a single entity.  Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock in an agreement that would combine the two largest cable service providers in the country.  In a…

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Consumers as Private Attorney Generals

One of the biggest problems with the modern U.S. economy is the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few.  When wealth is highly concentrated, it becomes almost impossible for small, independent producers to compete in the marketplace.  The Department of Justice does not always do their job when it comes to enforcing the…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous Wall Street post, Part 2 will focus on the various bubbles that occurred throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. At the end of the 1990s, the investment banks fueled a massive bubble of internet stocks.  A bubble, as referenced in "Part 1", is an overvaluation of security prices that…