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LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty | C-SPAN

August 17, 2014
Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act.

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Amazon vs. Hachette Hurts You | USA Today

July 9, 2014
Lina Khan: "Authors, publishers and others from the literary world reacted to Amazon's latest play with alarm, cautioning that its brute exercise of power threatens not only the economic underpinnings of their industry, but also the very quality of books and diversity of ideas. Amazon, meanwhile, has tried to defuse the frenzy of attention, explaining that its tactics are just a routine part of how retailers negotiate with suppliers. (Amazon's) share of the e-book market has (risen), positioning it to leverage that market power against Hachette.

Worse Than Michelle Rhee: Teachers And Public Schools Have A Shocking New ... | Salon

July 1, 2014

In another recent conversation occurring on Salon with Thomas Frank, Barry Lynn of the New America Foundation pointed out that the Democratic Party, which has been serving as home for the left, suffers from a schism. Although Lynn's analysis pertained ...

Free Markets Killed Capitalism | Salon

June 29, 2014

Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of two important books, “End of the Line” and ”Cornered,” the latter of which describes the dramatic return of monopoly to the American landscape. Both books had a big effect on me when they appeared, as did Lynn’s periodic articles in Harper’s Magazine describing the concentration of economic power in all sorts of different industries. One of the reasons his books startled me is the weird silence of virtually all our other popular economic writers on the subject.

Report: Economic Concentration Helps Fuel the Income Gap | People's World

June 25, 2014

Researchers Lina Khan of the New America Foundation, and Sandeep Vaheesen of the American Antitrust Institute have just published a new study that exposes another reason for the rise of the one percent and ever-widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us: The U.S., in so many words, is going back to The Gilded Age, and not just in incomes and wealth.

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How Oligopolies Undermined Competitiveness and Produced Inequality | Naked Capitalism

June 19, 2014

In an important Washington Post op-ed earlier this week, Lina Khan, a policy analyst for the New America Foundation and Sandeep Vaheesan, special counsel at the American Antitrust Institute, describe how lax antitrust enforcement made the US less competitive and more unequal.

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6/18 Lina Khan: How Corporations Became People You Can’t Sue | The Majority Report

June 18, 2014

Lina Khan a policy analyst at the New America Foundation explains why Amazon is not accountable to customers in the same way as Target, the tobacco settlement and how evidence is made public, how government regulation and private suits have a symbiotic relationship, why Jury awards hold corporations accountable, how a leading liberal justice began undermining civil torts, Mitsubishi V Soler Chrysler-Plymouth, how arbitration has been increasingly imposed on the legal process, why we need Class Action suits, why Congress, how corporate contracts are imposed and what one anti trust cas

Oligopolistic America: Anti-Competitive, Unequal, and Deliberate | Boing Boing

June 16, 2014

A brilliant, enraging op-ed in the Washington Post from analysts from the New America Foundation and the American Antitrust Institute shows how the Reagan-era policy of encouraging monopolistic corporate behavior has made America unequal and uncompetitive, creating a horror Gilded Age where the Congressional consensus is that laws cannot possibly put a check on bad corporate actors.

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Why A Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Would Be Terrible For Customers, In 1 Chart | The Huffington Post

June 5, 2014

"T-Mobile has become an agitator to the industry," said Lina Khan, a policy analyst at The New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy group. "I think that allowing it to merge with Sprint would sap the industry of some of the competition that's been vital for the public."

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