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Basically every problem in the US economy is because companies have too much power

Competition is good. This might be the most basic tenet of economics. In a healthy economy, when one company is selling a product for well above what it costs to produce, other companies jump in that market to compete with them, reducing the resulting markup on goods. This is good for consumers and …

Economics

Is America past the point of no return?

<b>(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)</b><p>Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us<p>Thom Hartmann<p>July 6, 2017 12:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>Have corporate/billionaire control of our republic reached such a point that it’s no longer …

Middle-class

What exactly does Trump want from this health care bill?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is frustrated. His promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare is on the rocks, again, thanks to divisions in the Senate Republican ranks, and emboldened Democrats are circling the wagons to protect the law.<p>On Friday morning, he awoke to fling a new wrench into already …

The secret Republican plan to unravel Medicaid

<b>(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Millions of Americans will lose their Medicaid coverage under the Senate’s health care bill<p>Robert Reich<p>June 30, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Bad enough that the Republican Senate bill would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act.<p>Even …

Health Care

Articles about couple build their eco friendly dream home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding …