The stock market and corporate profits are soaring as wages continue to stagnate and everyday Americans struggle to make ends meet—let alone plan for retirement. Consumers, workers, farmers, and small-business owners face a litany of sharp practices in the marketplace.
There is a common force lurking behind these indicators, impacting the prosperity of average Americans in a complex web of economic forces. The effects of declining competition are everywhere—if you know where to look.
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