Statement: Biden Repudiates Decades of Pro-Monopoly Policies and Takes a Major Step Toward Restoring Fair Markets for Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 9 Jul 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In today’s speech and executive order, President Biden forcefully rebuked the destructive antitrust framework that has allowed monopoly power to grow unchecked for more than 40 years. The order includes more than 70 specific provisions, many of which reflect ILSR’s long-standing work and priorities. It marks a major turning point. … Read More

Statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s Vote Approving Legislation to Break Up and Rein In Big Tech

Date: 24 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“There’s no doubt in my mind that American democracy will ultimately prevail over the outsized power of Big Tech,” said ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell. “Today’s bipartisan vote was a clear sign of the gathering momentum to break up Amazon and the other tech giants.”… Read More

Statement: New Federal Legislation to Rein in Big Tech is a Major Step Forward

Date: 11 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Read ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell’s statement in response to today’s release of legislation by the House Judiciary Committee designed to address the outsized power and destructive harms of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook.… Read More

Historic Antitrust Legislation to Rein in Dominant Corporations Heads For Approval in New York State Senate

Date: 7 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the New York State Senate prepares to pass historic legislation today, a broad coalition of unions, industry associations, workers, and small business owners applauded the Senate’s expected approval of the bill, and called on the New York State Assembly to vote on the 21st Century Antitrust Act before the legislative session concludes at the end of the week.… Read More

Small Business Rising Coalition Applauds New York’s Landmark Antitrust Bill

Date: 4 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small Business Rising, a coalition representing more than 150,000 independent businesses, signaled its strong support for groundbreaking antitrust legislation being considered by the New York State legislature. If approved, the bill would dramatically level the playing field for independent business owners and put New York at the forefront of antitrust enforcement in the nation.… Read More

New Report: How Local Restaurant Delivery Services Are Proving There Are Better Alternatives to the Big Apps

Date: 25 May 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dozens of locally based alternatives to the big, Wall Street-backed third-party delivery apps have popped up during the pandemic, proving not only that restaurant meal delivery can be done in a way that supports locally owned restaurants and builds local wealth, but also exposing the sham at the heart of the big delivery apps’ flawed business model: In the food-delivery sector, local is better and more efficient.… Read More

New Report Sheds Light on America’s Monopolized Energy Sector . . . and How We Can Fix It

Date: 1 Apr 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America’s monopoly problem extends into the energy and electricity sector. While last year’s Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America’s monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycling, and Small Business.… Read More

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