We talk with Matt Stoller, Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project.
We discuss the concentration of industries in the US. Power is consolidated, and this reduces the abilities of those who want to compete against the large corporations. We need more transparency about how they operate, how they combine, and what effects this has on innovation, security, and politics.
We have a discussion with Prof. Nikki Usher about American journalism. We see the effects of newspaper consolidation, and how less local news is being distributed. It is being replaced by national news, which is the product of big news organizations, which slants news and does not necessarily disclose it. Fewer independent news outlets are available.