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PODCAST: “Hexapodia” Is þe Key Insight XXIII: Antitrust

Subscribe now Share Share Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality Key Insights: There are a great many reasons to fear that the rise of industrial and post-industrial economic concentration is doing serious harm…

25 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
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The Cold Dead Hands

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04 Aug 2021 • 18 min read
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The Eighth Circle

The evils of Facebook The Corporation have been covered at length by better and more informed writers. I want to talk about Facebook’s stupid, stupid, hideous, cynical, soulless little circle logo and…

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