We talk with Matt Stoller, American Economic Liberties Project, about the economic disadvantages of monopolies and oligopolies. These both create too much risk, by reducing the number of true suppliers, and create artificial bottlenecks. It is worse when private monopolies control infrastructure.
We talk with Matt Sienkiewicz about the blurring of lines between news and entertainment and opinion. Specifically, we discuss Greg Gutfeld, a right-wing comedian. Fox is expert at using these blurred lines to recruit audience. Should the mainstream media use the same tactics?