In the Antitrust Chronicle: Ending Monopolization Via Mergers

Date: 6 Mar 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox writes in Competition Policy International that in order to foster a more democratic economy we must strengthen merger guidelines and enforce anti-merger laws, promote anti-merger enforcement in Congress, and educate federal judges about the intent behind anti-merger laws.… Read More

Shifting the Paradigm, One Community at a Time

Date: 29 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For our final Building Local Power episode of 2022, we invited Co-Founder, David Morris, to offer a history lesson on the self-reliance framework that underpins ILSR’s work. He discusses how that framework has evolved over four-plus decades, the organization’s inherent aversion to bigness, and the successes and hardships of ILSR’s early years. … Read More

Community is Central to Building a Post-Neoliberal Future

Date: 22 Dec 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell spoke at “Rethinking Globalization, Intermediation, and Efficiency,” on exploring new paradigms for a post-neoliberal world. Community, Stacy argued, is the foundational basis for this paradigm shift.… Read More

Community Broadband’s Broad Appeal

Date: 15 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, Christopher Mitchell and Sean Gonsalves talk about the work that immediately lies ahead for the broad array of communities seeking to free themselves from the unbridled power of monopolistic Internet providers.… Read More

On Pitchfork Economics: Why We Can’t Let Kroger Buy Albertsons

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell explains on Pitchfork Economics how for the last forty years, merging companies have convinced regulatory agencies that their merger will be better for customers — most often pledging that it will lower prices. Stacy argues that the company’s statement promising to pass savings on to consumers is blatantly false.… Read More

Small Businesses Rise Up

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, three members of ILSR’s Independent Business team, Lauren Gellatly, Katy Milani, and Kennedy Smith, answer: What challenges are small, independent businesses facing? And what legislative solutions are on the way? … Read More

Breaking Bad Energy

Date: 17 Nov 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The three members from ILSR’s energy team engage in a riveting conversation on the biggest energy stories from 2022, including the Inflation Reduction Act’s big funding for solar, the antimonopoly focus in the Biden administration, how utility companies are continuing to use their financial power to lobby against energy, and a new tool designed to bring distributed solar to more communities.… Read More

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