How the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will increase inequality

A federal judge gave his blessingto the US$26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on Feb. 11, several months after the deal got final antitrust approvalfrom the U.S. government.A group of attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia had sued to try to block the merger, arguing it would reduce competition in the telecommunications industry and raise customer prices by billions of dollars.Let me add a third reason the judge should have blocked the deal: It will likely increase economic inequality.Research on inequality, including my own, has generally focused on how eco…

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