August 31, 2021

EP. 120 — Our Anti-Monopoly Moment with Zachary Carter

We’ve suddenly gone from a world with little antitrust enforcement to one in which strong anti-monopoly action has broad bipartisan support. How did this happen? Today senior reporter at Huffington Post Zachary Carter is on the show to help answer this question. You can check out his book at


FACT-120-20210827-Carter-RCv01-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:22] Hello and welcome to Factually. I’m Adam Conover, we are back with you today with another brand new episode in which I talked to an amazing expert about all the incredible things they know, that I probably don’t know and that you probably don’t know so that all of our minds can get blown together. We’re going to have a great time now on this show before we have talked about monopoly capitalism and antitrust in America, or more precisely the lack of any antitrust enforcement of any kind in recent decades. It’s a problem. It’s a problem that we have let companies get larger and larger; buy each other, merge, consolidate into monopolies to the point where a couple of corporate megaliths (we’re talking Amazon, Disney and Alphabet, that’s Google and YouTube’s parent company) have massive undue influence over American life. If you’re a consumer or a worker, you have felt th

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