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Is Big Business Hurting The American Economy?

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Monopoly-like big businesses are still going strong in America -- at a time when entrepreneurship has been on the decline for a few decades. (Pixabay)
Monopoly-like big businesses are still going strong in America -- at a time when entrepreneurship has been on the decline for a few decades. (Pixabay)
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Monopolies might seem like a thing of the past, a leftover from the robber baron days of the 19th century. But monopoly-like big businesses are still going strong in America — at a time when entrepreneurship has been on the decline for a few decades.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, about the ways some companies are bigger than ever, and what that means for the U.S. economy overall.

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Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.

This segment aired on October 3, 2016.

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