Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller


Hi. I work at the American Economic Liberties Project. Also, I wrote the book Goliath, and I write a monopoly-focused newsletter BIG: https://t.co/ZIPlU6qcF7

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That said, @smdiehl  is 100% correct that the administration needs to push the Fed to get FedNow working ASAP. It's just ridiculous the U.S. payments system is so corrupt and expensive, vs the fast and efficient systems of almost everywhere else.

Republican leaders are furiously debating whether to first work on cutting Social Security or helping Google. I'm surprised they haven't gotten to eliminating the China tariffs yet, but they will. Anyway, thank you Jim Jordan for gifting your voters to the Democrats.

Wow this is vicious. Mekki points out that Judge Richard Leon - who approved the AT&T-Time Warner merger - was immediately wrong about how he thought the merger would go. The combined would never blackout Time Warner content, he said. Instantly that's exactly what AT&T did.

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"The same is true of executive testimony and promises to continue competing or freeze prices. Like reputation evidence, it puts the public at the mercy of the merged firm. Simply put, there is no guarantee that an executive’s view today will remain the company’s plan tomorrow."

The White House put out a statement slamming the door on crypto. They didn't withdraw their silly executive order from last year, but they came close.

My problem with George Santos is that, for an inveterate liar and con man with a background in Brazilian gender fluidity and crime, he's just so boring.

My favorite moment of 1980s TV is when Stringer Bell used his whip to foil what would otherwise be the perfect crime. Star Wars is still a classic.

Good flaying of Jim Cramer on Breaking Points by @esaagar  and @krystalball 

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Another astonishing clip from the Cato Institute event today, this one from the influential Adam Posen, head of the Peterson Institute. He says a focus on domestic manufacturing is simply a “fetish for keeping white males with low education in the powerful positions they are in.”

Democratic insiders know Biden has cognitive decline issues. They joke about it. They don’t care.

Kamala Harris is making a special announcement tonight where she will randomly pick 10 families across America and incarcerate them.

I’ll call for censorship of Joe Rogan when he lies us into a few wars and prints a few trillion dollars for his buddies under the guise of science. Until then fuck off.

In response to the scandal, Zuckerberg is going to hand over regulatory power on the use of data for academic research to, and I'm not making this up, the Charles Koch Foundation.

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It's a bit of a weird thing that documents came out showing Lee Harvey Oswald was probably a CIA asset and there's very little coverage. Like, there's a reasonable chance the CIA was directly or indirectly involved in killing JFK and, well, shrug.

Matt Taibbi is a good journalist and the bitter rage towards him is weird.

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