monopolies

Score one for the regulators. AT&T dropped their bid to buy or merge with T-Mobile. In a somewhat petulant press release, they announced it this way: The actions by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to block this Read more...
Weekend Talkshows Past - New World: The Case For Small Business - 1957
Weekend Talkshows Past with the Sunday program New World from 1957 and a discussion about the future of Small Business in this country - if there was one. Read more...
It's about time. Of course, the monopolies will fight it tooth and nail, but I don't think they'll be able to stop this idea for long: Culminating a Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room: William Howard Taft - 1909
(William Howard Taft - One term President - rumored to be a 1908 version of a RINO) Continuing our look at people whose names may sound familiar bu Read more...
John Conyers and some allies on the House Judiciary Committee have come up with a fabulous way to get the insurance industry in line - by threatening Read more...

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The Ancient Concept Of Anti-Trust Laws - 1950
(Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney 1950 - back when Anti-Trust laws meant something) I've been reading a lot lately about the recent call-for-boycott of The Read more...
[media id=8773] (13 minutes; h/t David) During today's presser, President Obama was asked several times about his support for the public option. He r Read more...
Paul Krugman picked up on a Digby post about Blanche Lincoln called Monopoly Money and came to this realization: The truth is that the notion of be Read more...
When they announced yesterday that the Department of Justice was beefing up the antitrust division, the first likely target I thought of was cable T Read more...