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“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

Stacy Mitchell

November 1, 2022

Mitchell adds in the statement, "It also raises serious questions about whether Amazon’s monopoly power over the book industry will be allowed to stand.”READ MORE


“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

Stacy Mitchell

October 14, 2022

Mitchell says in the statement, "Kroger and Albertsons would control $1 of every $4 spent on groceries in the US. That’s as big as Walmart, whose power in food has done widespread damage to communities, farmers, food workers, and local grocers.”READ MORE


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State Legislators Endorse Report Highlighting Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

State Legislators Endorse Report Highlighting Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

Reggie Rucker

May 19, 2022

A new report endorsed by state legislators highlights the urgency of the 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York small businesses. As high inflation rages on, dominant corporations threaten the ability for New York small businesses to compete. Legislature can reverse this 40-year trend by passing the 21st Century Antitrust Act.READ MORE


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Video: The Progressive Fight for Small Business w/ Rep. Pramila Jayapal, White House Advisor Tim Wu, and Leading Advocates

Video: The Progressive Fight for Small Business w/ Rep. Pramila Jayapal, White House Advisor Tim Wu, and Leading Advocates

Stacy Mitchell

January 31, 2022

In January, ILSR hosted a conversation with key leaders and advocates including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and White House Advisor Tim Wu to discuss the importance of small business to achieving a vibrant, equitable economy where all people and communities can thrive. READ MORE