Antitrust's New Mission: Preserving Democracy, Not Efficiency

Amazon.com Inc.’s proposed acquisition of film studio MGM would ordinarily provoke little antitrust concern. MGM’s share of box office receipts is tiny and Amazon’s entertainment footprint is relatively small. But Amazon of course does much more than make movies: it is the

Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China, died Thursday, a cousin and public officials said. He was 61. Former Sen. Bam Aquino said he was heartbroken

Is Mexico's President a Threat to Its Democracy?

During a recent visit to a coal-fired power plant run by Mexico’s state electricity utility, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recalled with nostalgia that only a few decades ago, the state produced all of the country’s electricity. Now, he lamented, it generated