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Thursday 24 September 2020

Matt Stoller, author and Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project

Monopoly power and democracy

Matt Stoller chronicles the rise of the corporate giants that control “the toll booths in our economy.” We’ve already lost the internet, as a small number of vastly profitable companies control search, e-commerce, social networking and more. But Stoller, author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, has identified the same trends in cheerleading, horse shows, even jigsaw puzzles. And that’s bad for all of us.

Matt Stoller

Matt is the author of the Simon and Schuster book Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Stoller is the Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project and a visiting lecturer in the Department of History at Columbia University. He writes an email newsletter Big, which you can sign up for here.

Stoller is a former policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives during the financial crisis.

He has lectured on competition policy and media at Harvard Law, Duke Law, Bertelsmann Foundation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, West Point and the National Communications Commission of Taiwan. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fast Company, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Vice, The American Conservative, and The Baffler.

He has also produced for MSNBC and starred in a short-lived television show on FX called Brand X with Russell Brand.