Monopoly Power

A week ago I wrote about monopoly and anti-trust and growing discussion about whether the hibernation of anti-trust enforcement is a driver not only of wealth and income inequality but political dysfunction in general. As I said, one of my goals this year is to educate myself enough to at least understand the debate. A week in, needless to say, I have not gotten that far. But I do have a couple articles to share. First is this overview of articles on the topic from The Washington Monthly, where I used to work years ago. Second is this new piece in the Monthly by Barry C. Lynn, who I’m quickly learning is the guy on this topic. Lynn has a group working on the topic at The New America Foundation.