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Bell Ringer: Impacts of Monopolization

Impacts of Monopolization

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discussed how monopolies impact innovation, prices and consumer choice. She also compared previous anti-trust movements to issues the country is facing today.

Description

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discussed how monopolies impact innovation, prices and consumer choice. She also compared previous antitrust movements to issues the country is facing today.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Sen. Klobuchar, how did the breakup of AT&T benefit consumers?
  • What are other historic examples of monopolies and antitrust movements in the United States?
  • What are the ways that monopolies can negatively impact consumers?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Adam Smith
    • Antitrust
    • Capitalism
    • Competition
    • Consumers
    • Granger Movement
    • Innovation
    • Merger
    • Monopoly

    Topics

    Economics & Financial LiteracyU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity