Skip Tenczar delivers some political poetry
There’s a media outlet called Fox News,
That cares less for facts than numbers of views.
They often said the election
Was a machine’s predilection,
Now they’re going to court singing the blues.
Part one: Professor Craig Gundersen
n can eliminate food insecurity in the United States – here’s how
Craig Gundersen, is ACES Distinguished Professor, and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He is also the Managing Editor of Applied Perspectives University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if The Biden administration utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders. We discuss what the government can do to ensure that hunger is minimized.
Part two: Kate Cox
bio:Kate entered journalism in 2011 as a freelance writer and blogger covering video games and game culture. She joined Consumerist in late 2013, where she covered tech policy, privacy, healthcare, and other consumer issues. Following Consumerist's untimely demise in 2017, she joined CQ Roll Call to report on mergers and antitrust issues before coming to Ars Technica to cover tech policy in 2019. She grew up in the Boston area, earned a BA in History from UMass - Amherst and an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University before striking out south and landing in metro Washington in 2008, where she now lives with her husband, kids, and cat.
There have been shakeups in the virtual world. Amy Klobuchar has proposed applying antitrust laws to prevent further consolidation and reduce the power of large companies and further concentration. We discuss how this has been happening and likely to keep happening, with bad effects. The dangers of monopsony are real.
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