The story of the creation of retractable syringes and the difficulties of bringing the invention to market at a time when medical professionals were being stuck by contaminated needles offers a fascinating look into the dangers of monopolies. David Dayen, contributing writer for,, “The New Republic,” and, joins The Majority Report to discuss his recent article “Bring Back Antitrust” for “The American Prospect.”

Sam Seder is an American comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and progressive talk radio host. His works include the film Who's the Caboose? (1997) starring Sarah Silverman and Seder, as well as the television shows Beat Cops (2001) and Pilot Season (2004). He also appeared in Next Stop Wonderland (1998). Seder also made guest appearances on Spin City (1997), Sex and the City (2000) and America Undercover (2005).