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People Are Finally Fighting Back Against the College Textbook Industry 'Scam'

Students who can't afford their course materials—along with a rogue professor—are taking on the system.
Allie Conti
3 days ago
Culture

Only One Thing Can Save the Kevin Hart 'Monopoly' Movie

Our hope lies with director Tim Story, the guy behind some of the funniest movies of the early 2000s.
Taylor Hosking
1.18.19
monopoly

Why the Brutal Death of IRL Retail Should Scare Everyone

Sears just became the latest giant to go under in the age of Amazon. This is getting creepy.
Matt Taylor
10.15.18
Late Capitalism

Jeff Bezos Is So Powerful He Basically Dictates the Minimum Wage Now

The Amazon CEO announced he's upping pay for his workers, which could force competitors to follow suit and bolster his own image, too.
Allie Conti
10.3.18
scams

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Working on a Film Adaptation of the McDonald's Monopoly Scam

The 2001 court case that led to the downfall of a nationwide network of Monopoly sweepstakes fraudsters is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Danielle Wayda
8.6.18
Google

A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
Views My Own

The Most Important Thing You Can Do on Prime Day Is Not Shop at Amazon

This is a chance for you to take stock of your relationship with what might be the most powerful company in America.
Matt Taylor
7.16.18
monopoly

These 11 Companies Control Everything About the Fourth of July

From hot dogs to beer to chips and even charcoal, you don't have much of a choice in whom you pay to celebrate.
Claire Kelloway
7.4.18
monopoly

I Got Monopoly Tips from the Monopoly World Champion

And got slaughtered in the game in the process.
Stefano Santangelo
4.20.18
Frontier

Trump is Doubling Down on Obama and Bush's Legacy of Going Soft on Antitrust Problems

The last three US presidents have all had relatively weak stances on busting monopolies, which has led to worsening America's income inequality.
Jasper Craven
2.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Feds Just Sued to Block the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

A massive media consolidation deal that would probably have sailed through under Barack Obama just ran into a roadblock. Is it because Trump hates CNN?
Matt Taylor
11.20.17
monopoly

Regulate Facebook Like AIM

In 2001, the FCC forced AIM to become compatible with other chat platforms. We should do the same to Facebook.
Louise Matsakis
10.6.17
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