American monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same as cancer does in a body, and, like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economic. American monopolies have also seized massive political power and use it to maintain their obscene profits and CEO salaries while crushing small competitors. But Thom Hartmann, America’s #1 progressive radio host, shows we’ve broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again. In THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF MONOPOLIES: HOW BIG BUSINESS DESTROYED THE AMERICAN DREAM (Berrett-Koehler), Hartmann shows the damage monopolies have done to so many industries: agriculture, healthcare, the media, and more. Hartmann also describes commonsense, historically rooted measures we can take — such as revitalizing antitrust regulation, taxing great wealth, and getting money out of politics — to pry control of our country from the tentacles of the monopolists. Hartmann will be joined in conversation by David Korten, co-founder of YES! Magazine and author of Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth.