Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
Copyrighting comedy is expensive. So comedians have devised an informal system of sanctions to protect their jokes from theft. Sometimes … More
The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.
When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.
We talk to Lina Khan and Scott Hemphill about the rise of companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google, and the … More
How Robert Bork won the fight over antitrust law, changed the meaning of competition in America, and paved the way … More
At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the … More
Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on an advisory board of World Patent Marketing. Now the company is being … More
Where is the line between being inspired by somebody’s creative work and stealing it?
Two bodybuilders go at it over a Stanford University patent. And we dive in to make sense of it.