When billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Laurene Powell-Jobs procure major media outlets, we should be paying closer attention, especially in the wake of an election that hinged on media coverage.
The order by the Justice Department is a flagrant abuse of government authority and a clear violation of free speech.
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Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow Sam Pizzigati co-edits Inequality.org. His most recent book is The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970.