ILSR Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed Guardrails for Digital Banking

Date: 24 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed “open banking” rule to establish important guardrails for digital banking. But it needs additional provisions to ensure that smaller, relationship-oriented financial institutions can access fair competition.… Read More

ILSR Press Event: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Date: 26 Sep 2023 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Third-party sellers and small business leaders joined the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s virtual press briefing to applaud the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, hailing the action as a critical step to ending Amazon’s abuses and opening the online market to competition.… Read More

ILSR Submits Comments to Strengthen Proposed Merger Guidelines

Date: 19 Sep 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR submitted an in-depth comment letter applauding the FTC and DOJ for the significant changes contained in the agencies’ Draft Merger Guidelines and suggesting ways the agencies should amend their draft guidelines to better discern and block harmful mergers, promote a decentralized economy, safeguard American liberty, and fulfill the aims of the antitrust laws enacted by Congress.… Read More

Share Your Story. How Has Monopoly Affected Your Life, Your Business, Your Community?

Date: 9 Aug 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division are proposing new Merger Guidelines and they want you to share your stories. You are the experts on how monopolies — like Amazon, CVS, Dollar General, Comcast, and beyond — have impacted your communities and these stories are key to ensuring the final guidelines are strong. See the link in this post on how to share your stories!… Read More

Fact Sheet: Credit Card Swipe Fees — A Hidden Monopoly Tax on Small Businesses and Shoppers

Date: 20 Jun 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our new fact sheet explains how credit card monopolies and banks are imposing swipe fees — what is essentially a monopoly tax — to rake in profit at the expense of small business and consumers. Congress must take action. … Read More

WATCH: Fixing the Food Gap

Date: 23 May 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This virtual event featured Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya alongside community leaders, independent grocers, and advocates—to examine the ways these dominant retailers exert their power, how community leaders are fighting back, and what federal leaders must do to cultivate fairness in our food system.
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