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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lost $70 billion when the first tech bubble burst. His Vision Fund is heavily invested in practically every tech IPO disaster this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Unrestrained digital markets have given us monopoly, pervasive surveillance, and powerful vectors of disinformation. But a new agenda is emerging to turn things around. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ director Karim Amer discusses how stolen personal data are manipulated to advance demagoguery and disinformation. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Google knows how to wield soft power to avoid estranging Democrats. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It’s not truckers. It’s cashiers. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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FOIAs of the Federal Trade Commission’s back-and-forth with Google make clear it’s less a regulator than a helpful pal. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Democratic candidates are returning en masse to Great Society–era policies, which may also hold the key to rescuing the Fourth Estate. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The authors of a new book, The Public Option, explain why Americans should embrace government-provided services as plain good policy. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Is the Federal Trade Commission using the same deceptive advertising practices it’s supposed to police? Read more

Energy and the Environment

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A survey of the advisers and staffers behind the leading presidential hopefuls Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Several candidates who have taken donor cash from private-equity barons have remained silent about the threat posed by the industry. Read more

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Why has one telecom giant hooked up with its chief rival—and what does it portend for their more than 200 million subscribers? Read more

Law and Justice

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Amazon’s dominance doesn’t merely rely on competing with sellers on its platform. It extracts a deep cut from every transaction, at the expense of sellers and customers. Read more

Economic Policy

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The right devised cost-benefit analysis to discredit regulation. Now this technique is showing massive net benefits, and the foes of environmental regulation are in a panic. Read more

Economic Policy

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The day after one regulator announces an investigation into Big Tech, another gives Facebook a wet kiss. It’s all part of a pattern. Read more

Money, Politics and Power