4 Burst results for "Matt Stoler"
"matt stoler" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"I'm just everybody wants. Everyone has been in politics. Trained to be pessimistic. Oh it's so hard. Oh nothing good could ever happen right. Like 'cause and all of our like journalists are trained to like look for scandals. Look at his hypocrite. Look at this and the reality is things are getting impala in terms of the politics of this. They're getting so much better right like the we have you know. There's just another antitrust suit. Today by by states gets google for their app store. Like it's not that the situation is getting better. Situation is getting worse really quickly have lots of mergers and whatnot in like healthcare costs. All that stuff is going up because of monopoly power yes light. The politics is getting way better right. So you have joe biden. Who's gonna come outlet executive order. It's going to attack market power across the government. You have republicans starting to wake up to this. You have this amazing. New enforcer at the ftc like this is awesome. We're going to change. We're gonna win. This isn't like you know it's like this is not. There is no reason to be pessimistic. Here the odds are not stacked against us. Like we're gonna win this like it's not. I mean there are really hard problems. That i don't know how to deal with but like this one. We're gonna win like that's the thing it's like we're gonna win this one. That gets really obvious at this point. I i love hearing that. So i'm to stay on top of it. People can subscribe to your subject to big go to matt. Stoler dot sub stacked stub stack dot com. I'll put a link to it on the blog. Nicole sandler dot com. Read the book goliath. And that way we'll be up to speed and then we can follow along as things move along mad. I gotta thank you so much for coming on today. I like i said at the beginning. I remember you from way back. You're one of the. Og bloggers you hunger. And dave johnson who are still friends of mine. Who you know those. Those are my. Those are my people and howie klein in them. But you you then moved into the legislative field you you became an insider and now you're you're kind of on the outside again. What what do you like best. I you know. I've always you know it. I just like i like writing. I like Sort of having would inside the house making role being able to sort it. Tell some things about how it works. I like just explaining how this stuff works. I think it's fine and meaningful and lets me sleep at night. But hey kudos by love. Howie not love and kudos kudos to you for bringing up ninety six telecom. Act one of the worst laws in american history Bill clinton doesn't get enough credit for ruining every that's right. He destroyed my in my industry. I mean you're from my. Did you grow up down in miami. I did but don't take it personally stroke most up right but that was mine too. I'm in south florida now but grew up here but without nellie for fifteen years and was there when the when everything changed and this was my industry. So i have the believe me the ninety-six telecom act. I will never let him live on down. Because it's it's so you know the in arkansas like university of arkansas. I think they're trying. Keep trying to name a law professor chair after him and faculty keeps rebelling saying. Hey you guys. He was disbarred. Little bite in the clinton people are being more. Technically wasn't expired. He voluntarily gave up his bar license. It's like that's so clinton. Yeah and he's still fucked up my industry so screw him goddamn a worse. The worst people and on that note mets dollar. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to finally meet you. I really appreciate you coming on in anytime. You have the desire to explain how things work to us. Please come back all right. Thanks a lot. Okay okay take care bye-bye..
"matt stoler" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"And just wrote. This lawsuit could end up forcing trump to testify about january. Sixth under oath. That would be awesome. That's discovery yes. If they're part of the government that we discern their profits. Well you know you would think and they should pay taxes right but they don't and we're not and they're not and He who knows why he does the things he does just that he's a narcissist and attention horror at demented individual. Really sad person and by the way so he has this press conference. I guess it was today up. He's not in mar-a-lago now because it's too hot foreign down here in the summertime so he stays at the the place in new jersey his resort in new jersey because he i guess he no longer lives in trump tower with milania anymore So he's up there. I forgot the name of the place. But the new the new jersey resort that they decked out to look like the from the rose garden he had he had a podium with a fake presidential seal he had his minions flanking him on all sides and he answered questions which were mostly softball questions until somebody asked him about january six and he started and i'm not complaining saudi and pull any sound he started in with. There was no reason for ashley bob to be killed. Are you kidding me. That's just ridiculous so anyway so that happened. I do not believe that. Donald trump's lawsuit has anything to do with what we're about to talk about here. I just. it's a weird coincidence. All but all right. I see our guest is joining us. So i'm going to start as i get our shot setup because i do everything myself one woman show here so i get our shots that up and i'll tell you a little bit about matt stoler and hopefully are shot is already set up because i'm just so diligent in in my job here So i'm going to bring him in matt dollar. Is somebody that. I've been familiar with for years although this is the first time we've met. He's the director of research at the american economic liberties project. If i got that right. Hey matt good to see you. Thank you so much for joining like that right. Thank so thank you for being here today. I do have a whole intro written up for you. Just my computer likes to get all staggering on me. When i try to move things around okay. So the website there is economic liberties dot. Us he's also a veteran of capitol hill having served as a senior policy adviser to the senate budget committee under bernie sanders focusing on trade competition policy and financial services and before that Met was senior policy adviser for then congressman alan grayson on legislation to audit and reform the fed on foreclosure fraud and financial reform. And other things. And he's the author of a recent book so the book goliath the hundred year war between monopoly power and democracy came out in october so during the the pandemic you had a book release. That's not a good time to really release. The book is it or is it. It's not a good time to release book i. My book actually came out in october. Nineteen o missed. I missed the pandemic thankfully and all my heart research there. I got it wrong so no no. It's good if it still holds up it doesn't and the buck holds up because this is and this is really what you're writing and talking about now. You continue writing about the history and politics of monopoly power in your big sub stack newsletter. Which people can get by going to matt. Stoler dot sub stack dot com. And it's called big. Is that because you're focusing on big companies that maybe shouldn't be quite so big. Yeah it's it's market power you know is in many ways Louis brandeis supreme court justice in in many ways structured. Our approach to corporate america used to talk about the curse of biggs. And so i wanted to kind of use that idea. And that's where the name big data thought nothing to do with the movie or wanting to relieve your child or anything like that. I'm actually that is entirely tom. Hanks i'm like i haven't newsletter. Maybe i should. I'll i'll name it after there. You go. I was going to also considering saving private ryan but that would that you would have to explain too much. I think if that were so anyway. As i said at the beginning i've been aware of you for years though. This is the first time we've actually spoken and the way this came about. Just so you know is corey. Doctoral was on the show last month and while we were talking we were talking about antitrust in the need for regulations or for enforcement of regulations and he alerted us to this package of legislation. That was working. Its way through congress and sure enough. It was just a few days later that we heard the markup was happening in the house judiciary committee. Well howie klein. Is my regular every thursday guest and so we were talking about it and i mentioned it to him. He wasn't aware of the legislation either at the time but he said you know who you need to talk to his math stoler and so i reached out to you and you said well. We're not commenting on the legislation yet. And and then they they they did the markup it went through committee and then you wrote back and said well actually now i can talk about it. I'm glad because this is something that i don't think enough. People are discussing the certainly the corporate mainstream media doesn't talk about it and i. I think i have a a reason that they don't. It's just a little complicated. And i think if you can't sort of explain it in a way that that they can easily get out in a few sentences that they don't bother going there because it's just i don't know it's too hard. They don't think they're their audience can handle it. But the fact remains we have antitrust legislation in this in this Laws in this country. That are just not enforced or have they been repealed. Is the sherman. Antitrust act dylan in effect is yes so the antitrust laws are still on the bus. But there's no enforcement of them there isn't for spent some the courts have read interest law. Very narrowly in the enforcement has been lax so happened over the last forty or fifty years since this problem started. It's really kind of a reagan era. Problematic worse over time as you've seen consolidation in every sector of the american political economy. It was you know..
"matt stoler" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Yeah again dana millbank. I didn't know he had it in him. Good for him. I took great pleasure in reading that column. I will post it on the blog today. Should you care to share it. You know. I used to have a prius until my daughter totaled it. I loved that car. I thought eventually. I'll get another one. But no i will. Not no i will not. That was just brilliant. Thank you dana. Millbank love that all right here. Is the filibuster. See if i can even pull up video for you. Clear aby overlying. Zombie hinder in progress. It makes me. They forgot we progress here. We know own a waste of shit. Sandwich has one hundred people are the. Us senate passed laws they vote and majority says. Yes the la passers but these days. The senate doesn't do that very often. See the senate. Has this rule. It says before they vote. Sixty people have to agree to have the votes. this means that just forty one peaceful. How minority can entirely block a bill. That's called filibuster. These action is by plays the back shooters zero say. Our isn't that sounding and overnight. Zombie injury it makes me I guess it ends suddenly like that. There you go to the parody project don karen with Filibuster to the tune of down under who by the way the chat room reminds me is is on lockdown again at least sydney. Australia's all right. I gotta bring progressive voices back come on back. Progressive voices listeners. Let's end that break. My my computer just doesn't like to cooperate. That's why i don't do this very often. Because everything sort of stops down. It's supposed to be seamless like that. All right so something that i've been neglectful on. You know i am in florida and people are saying so. Is it rainy windy. What's going on down there well No 'cause i'm in southeast florida you know. I'm not too far from. Well i am. I'm about an hour away from where from surf side where the building collapsed two weeks ago. Now they're finally now that they took down the part of the building that was still standing somewhat They're they're finding more bodies. I think it's cruel and unusual punishment to keep calling it a a rescue Search going on. it's been two weeks. Nobody's going to be found alive in there and to give those families. Hope is just really really sad but anyway we got lucky in the sense that the storm just went west before a turn north so it went up the west coast to florida and i think it regained strength. It had slowed to a tropical storm. Regain built up again to a hurricane strength category one but still you don't wanna be in path of a category one storm You certainly don't want to be in the path of a category five storm. But you don't wanna be in a category one either anyway. It stayed out in the gulf long enough. So that when it hit and i think it must have hit some time in the last couple of hours It hit like north. Florida pensacola area if my trajectory is correct and that's matt gaetz territory. So if it's got a hit part of florida. I know that's terrible of me to say right now. I don't wish it on anybody but so it looks like most of florida caught a pass. Thankfully i mean we don't we don't we don't get away with much down here but thankfully we we got that. Oh autos back in the chat. Room hay auto. You've been missed all right so all right. We're going to be joined in a few minutes. I hope by matt stoler. And we'll introduce him when when the time comes. But i do want to bring up this sort of somewhat related story. It is but it isn't so the former guy today announced a class action lawsuit against facebook and its ceo mark zuckerberg twitter and its ceo. Jack dorsey and youtube slash google and its parent company alphabet. Ceo sundar pichai is how you say his name. The complaints demand that a federal court reinstate his social media accounts right pay punitive damages for what and that the court. Throw out section to thirty of the communications decency. Act as a quote unconstitutional delegation of authority now quite bizarrely trump's attorneys who've come under some ridicule today on social media. I mean somebody. I don't even know who said it. Somebody said it. Maybe it's time to worry when you notice that trump's attorneys all have at aol dot com email addresses and they're doing facebook google and twitter anyway. The attorneys are arguing that facebook twitter and youtube are not private technology companies but rather arms of the federal government. What did they become arms of the federal government when trump was in the white house. Because this is the first. I've heard of it. It says their complaints claim that the company's quote status thus rises beyond that of the private company to that of a state actor and that their content moderation decisions amount to the unlawful depression of trump and his co-defendants first amendment rights when removing cove and election related misinformation. Okay see none of that makes any sense to me but then again donald trump doesn't make any sense to me. Another one of the legal experts who i follow on twitter pointed out something really important.
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Free Speech Amid Political Blowback
"Okay meanwhile the there there is a big speech that was that was done by mark Zuckerberg yesterday at Georgetown now quick profits here there's a story that came out a little bit earlier this week in political and the story suggested that I have met with mark Zuckerberg now let me say clearly and for the record I will never tell the media when it with ever I mean I can tell them when it with and I can tell what we say the reason is because you know in my job in what I do I talk with a wide variety of extraordinarily powerful people that the left would not want me talking with less spends an enormous amount of time trying to shut down precisely those conversations by reporting that the conversations happen and then bringing outside pressure there to stop people from having those discussions in the first place I talk with lots of people they don't want me talking with because I think the conversation is important I think that persuasion is important I think it's important to talk with people you disagree with and so my answer to people were asking me about meeting with mark Zuckerberg or anybody else for that matter in a position of power is take a hike son because guess what I need lots of people it's none of your business and particularly on your business because the goal of so many people on the left as you stop exactly the sort of conversation to make the country better those conversations make the country better the gold left is to prevent those conversations which in fact is the entire issue that is happening right now with regard to Facebook south listen I understand conservative skepticism about Facebook I really can't criticize Facebook copiously in the past when Facebook is taking action to kick people I don't even like often Facebook but I think the Facebook has been too stringent in their interpretation of their own quote unquote hate speech policy which I think by the way is a stupid policy I think that the Facebook page be policy is idiotic because there is no actual definition of hate speech but let's be clear the real pressure that is being brought to bear right now on Facebook is being brought by the last and the reason left is trying to bring pressure on Facebook is because down from one in twenty sixteen it is that simple the left doesn't like the trump one blood doesn't like the you have an alternative method of getting your news because Facebook allows the free flow of information more or less no more or less is your is question a question we have to deal with but the fact is I over a daily wire can't exactly complain about Facebook's dissemination of news considering that we get an enormous amount of traffic via Facebook and so to unknown a number of other conservative publishers if it were not for social media sites like Facebook if it were not for social media sites like Instagram if it were not for social media sites like you to be very difficult for you to get information the social media sites have been very useful in ending around the media which by the way is why the media are so all fired pissed off at Facebook it's why the Democrats are still all fired pissed off at Facebook is why you're single is with Warren threatening to break up Facebook and other big tech companies not because they're worried about monopoly of information but because they want to restore the monopoly of information understand that social media platforms I may disagree with the rules I may disagree about the implementation of the rules I may be quite skeptical of the people who are in charge of actually making those rules apply but if I have a choice between a world where social media allows me to get information from a variety of sources across the political spectrum and a world where the only news papers I can buy the newsstand or The New York Times the LA times and Washington post that is not a choice for the journalists it's not a choice either which is why they hate the big tech that they hate the social media platforms you're starting to see all of these journalists journalism in all over the place what they would prefer is a an area of limited information but they would prefer limited information and that's why you see the New York times running a piece called from Matt Stoller all tech companies are destroying a democracy and freedom of the press destroying it as opposed to the New York times which just spread its own brand of news without any challengers in the space because there's no alternative means of