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Strikes Are Meant To Be Disruptive

David Moscrop Jacobin
Critics of new anti-scab legislation in Canada are worried about the ability to “get things done.” But halting production is the very purpose of strikes — to create disruptions that force bosses to negotiate.

The Fed Is Behind the Credit Card Merger

Matt Stoller The Lever
If Capital One is allowed to acquire Discover, it’ll gain access to a government loophole allowing it to raise prices and reduce competition.

How Private Equity Conquered America

Chris Hedges and Gretchen Morgenson Scheerpost
Blackstone, Apollo, and a handful of other firms are demolishing the US economy for short-term gain, and leaving workers and communities in the wreckage.