Want to revive Middle America? Bring back antitrust.

Consolidation is hurting workers and choking the economy

Paris Marx
Mar 29, 2018 · 8 min read

The consolidation of the economy

3/4 of economic sectors have become more concentrated and 10% of the economy is considered highly concentrated

US multinationals have $2.6 trillion in tax havens, which means $767 in lost revenue for the government

People left behind in a monopolized economy

75–80% of mergers approved by regulators led to price increases

Counties with fewer than 500,000 people created 71% of new business during the 1990s recovery, but only 19% from 2010 to 2014

Break up the megacorporations

Radical Urbanist

Cities have more power than ever to shape the future.

Paris Marx

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Critic of tech futures and host of Tech Won’t Save Us: https://bit.ly/twsu

Radical Urbanist

Cities have more power than ever to shape the future. In Radical Urbanist, @parismarx explores their approaches to transportation, climate change, and monopolistic tech companies to see if they’re doing enough.

Paris Marx

Written by

Critic of tech futures and host of Tech Won’t Save Us: https://bit.ly/twsu

Radical Urbanist

Cities have more power than ever to shape the future. In Radical Urbanist, @parismarx explores their approaches to transportation, climate change, and monopolistic tech companies to see if they’re doing enough.

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