In The Nation: Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market

Date: 15 Feb 2018 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy’s Mitchell’s cover feature for The Nation looks at how Amazon is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires, and what we should do about it. … Read More

Broadly Sharing the Benefits of “Decarbonization”

Date: 11 Jan 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After seeing a presentation on “deep decarbonization” outlining necessary changes to the U.S. economy in order to reach our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, John Farrell discusses some of the nuances of the fascinating elements where we should focus our attention during this clean energy transition.… Read More

The Public Good Newsfeed – December 27, 2016: School Testing, Mass Incarceration, End of the American Dream, and more…

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: High Stakes Testing Debunked | Do Unions Aid Student Achievement? | Inequality and Upward Mobility | Do Prisons Reduce Crime? | Uber Unmasked High Stakes Testing: Destructive and Ineffective Student scores on standardized tests have become a key factor, possibly the key factor … Read More

After Three Decades of Neglect, Antitrust Is Back on the Democratic Platform

Date: 4 Aug 2016 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For the first time in 28 years, the Democratic Party platform calls for vigorous, stepped-up enforcement of our anti-monopoly laws. This remarkable shift in policy was made possible in part by the Bernie Sanders movement, but it’s also the product of years of advocacy by scholars and activists who believe that high levels of concentration in banking, retail, agribusiness and other sectors are ravaging our economy and democracy.… Read More