John Sturm

John Sturm is a PhD student in economics at MIT, focusing on
economic theory and systemic risk in economic networks. He
previously worked as a Research Associate at the Roosevelt
Institute, conducting empirical analyses of market power and
monetary policy, and as a Research Assistant for Roosevelt
Chief Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz at Columbia University. Sturm
holds an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge
and a BA in physics and math from Harvard University.

As workers, as consumers, and as citizens, Americans are increasingly powerless in today’s economy. A 40-year assault on antitrust and competition policy—the laws and regulations meant to guard against the concentration of power in private hands—has tipped the economy in favor of powerful corporations and their shareholders. Under the false assumption that the unencumbered ambitions