Break up big business?

The Independent has published an opinion piece by me today.

I contrast the process of big business getting bigger with the grass-roots energy and new solutions emerging from co-operative enterprises.

We have Kraft bidding (or not) for Cadbury today. Meanwhile, six companies in the energy market, five in mortgages, four in mobile phones, four in retail, two in payment systems, one in online advertising search … in each case, a handful of companies control around seventy per cent or more of UK sales.

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One thought on “Break up big business?

  1. Mr Mayo: The ‘Independent’ op-ed on co-operatives was very interesting, especially on co-ops as correctives for monopoly capitalism and the ‘too-big-to-fail’ phenomenon. The postscript says that this is an excerpt: where can one access the full text?

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