Corporate Consolidation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Published on September 25, 2017

Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box.

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  • KingHockeypuck 3 years ago

    “Small businesses are the backbone of our society”. Then why is big business so huge. The politicians are just repeating the script. Most politicians in America are controlled. They have handlers. They are told what to say. Want to know which politicians are not being controlled. Check the obituary pages.

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  • Kevin Prasad 3 years ago

    America is no longer a capitalist society… it’s now a oligopoly

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  • o War Eagle o 3 years ago

    How to trigger a conservative, don’t stand for the national anthem at a sporting event.

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  • Monica McDonald 3 years ago

    So this means we have to think hard about how we shop. Come on millennials. We killed Chili’s and other boring companies. We can do this.

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  • weightlessempty 3 years ago

    Little “Emergency Broadcast Network” vibe from the backbone bit. Nice!

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  • Anita Nelson 3 years ago

    Also, dump your cable stock. People are buying 4k TVs and watching YouTube. I want to buy stock in YouTube, but you really can’t yet

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  • Khalil Elakhal 3 years ago

    Communism is the answer

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  • Prince Righty I 3 years ago

    That Luxottica thing is covered by Adam Conover in his show last year. That story is sad. Really sad (say it with a Trump voice).

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  • V Guyver 3 years ago

    What has the US been doing the past 20 years?

    The entire health industry is monopolized by just a handful of pharmacies, insurances, and even the drug manufacturers are owned by a few magacorporations. That’s just one example.

    The feds barely did anything to Walgreens buying every major chain in reach including Rite Aid.

    I am now thus forced two work for Walgreens a *THIRD* time after quiting it twice already, because my company got bought out.

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  • Lobster with Mustard and Rice 3 years ago

    Monday is Rick & Morty and John Oliver day
    I like Monday

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  • Amante 3 years ago

    Big fish eats the little one, big fish eats the little one

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  • LaNegra LoTiene 3 years ago

    consumers thinks it’s okay because they don’t know better. I work in a medical office and I see people getting ripped off all the time. Thinking they should pay more for standard care, it should always be quality. Don’t get me wrong if it costs money to make, as in the labor is difficult, meticulous, requires expensive materials of course it should be more.
    Why won’t private offices accept Medicaid , because Medicaid won’t pay those absurd prices, the Gov. Won’t allow someone to rip them off. If we based medical fees on what Medicaid pays we would be able to pay out of pocket. The gov. Knows people are paying absurd prices on medical care and does nothing.
    I myself went to the ER and was charged 8,000 for it. Eight thousand dollars…

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  • Jaden Rosencrans 3 years ago

    Did you ever notice how every single problem you ever tackle on this show has the phrase “starting in the 70s” but somehow everything is our generation’s fault..?

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  • penguins forall 3 years ago

    This is fucking amazing. I’ve been following this for years and to hear him say this on national TV.. is fucking insane.

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  • Ashtarte 3 years ago

    Gotta love how the show tackles real serious issues while also finding a way to be extremely juvenile in the process. That’s not an insult btw, I legit love that about this show.

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  • ryanhayn 3 years ago

    When will you have Ben Shapiro on your show?

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  • John Smith 3 years ago

    Isn’t Equifax one of those oligopoly? At least half of Americans got their financial data’s stolen and Equifax still calm over there, or more likely they just don’t care because apparently financial data is one of the stripped rights of the little people nowadays …

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  • nopicks!!! 3 years ago

    I think this is his most important story this season

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  • Ae Norist 3 years ago

    And until someone starts inflicting severe bodily harm on the members of this new aristocracy, the world is going to go to shit.

    Its called responsibility, and it can only be enforced by violence, best case by the state, worst case by anyone with a conscience. Those with all the money and power need to be forced to share, they are not doing it on their own.

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  • mickor 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who’d like all Cramer’s sound effects replaced with Hitler’s shouty speech fragments ?

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