The Problem of Monopolies and the Poor

This program was recorded on October 19th, 2021.

Why are decent housing, adequate medical care, and other basic life necessities so often out of reach for low and middle-income families? Economist James Schmitz suggests that part of the problem are modern monopolies that block low-cost goods and services from reaching those who need them most. This webinar will take a provocative look at the past and present of these monopolies. 

James A. Schmitz Jr. is a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 

This program is partially co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN 

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