It was only a matter of time before one of the giant telecommunications companies went for a monopoly, we are living under corporate capitalism after all. But Comcast’s behavior has been so blatant one has to wonder how no one in the government charged with preventing monopolies has not even raised tacit objections. For now Comcast is seeking to take over Time Warner in a move that could ruin TV and the internet.
|By: DSWright Friday February 14, 2014 6:52 am|
|By: masaccio Sunday March 31, 2013 11:00 am|
And here you thought the point of antitrust law was to protect people from collusive conduct. Guess again.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 8, 2010 11:45 am|
I don’t know if the Olbermann suspension had anything to do with Comcast’s imminent takeover or just a reflexive tendency within MSNBC to follow the political winds. But there’s no question that media concentration has led to a narrowing of the subjects up for discussion and the voices allowed to brooch those subjects.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 8, 2010 6:03 am|
99% of all health insurance markets are highly concentrated. That hasn’t been seen in an entire sector since the Gilded Age.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 24, 2010 2:59 pm|
On a conference call sponsored by Families USA and HCAN, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) urged Democrats to pass the reconciliation bill of fixes to the health care law without any amendments or additions, so it can go directly to the President for his signature. When challenged on the likelihood of that happening, given the probability of small points of order from Republicans knocking out pieces of the bill, Harkin dismissed that as speculative.
|By: David Dayen Friday January 15, 2010 9:50 am|
President Barack Obama told House Democrats on Thursday that he wants to reduce the amount of time certain biotechnology treatments are protected under an agreement in both the House and Senate bills
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 23, 2009 4:05 pm|
Louise Slaughter (D-NY), a co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus and the Chair of the House Rules Committee, has laid down a powerful marker, signaling that the Senate’s bill should be defeated, and suggesting that the Congress start over from scratch.