A Renaissance for Black Voices and Spaces

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week on Building Local Power, we are joined by Brandi Collins-Dexter, author of Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and our Political Future and Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of ILSR. We engage in a riveting conversation on how political parties have monopolistic tendencies, how Big Tech has dominated mainstream media, and the future of Black-owned and led businesses in America. … Read More

Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness. … Read More

WATCH: Midwest Forum on Fair Markets

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Midwest Forum on Fair Markets explored new federal and state action to reinvigorate our antitrust policies and support small businesses, family farms, working people, and communities. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya made keynote addresses at the forum, which also featured panel discussions by people on the frontlines fighting for antimonopoly reform in Minnesota and nationally.… Read More

Rats Aren’t the Problem in Cities. We Are.

Date: 8 Sep 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, Bloomberg reporter Linda Poon joins us to talk about how cities are [mis]managing rat infestations. We dive into the decline and spike in rat populations during and after the pandemic, cities’ solutions to mitigating rat infestations, and how to shift the public focus from a problem with rats to a more proactive and thoughtful approach to how we discard food.… Read More

Media Release: New Guide Helps Home and Community Composters Prevent Rats

Date: 29 Aug 2022 | posted in: Composting, Press Release, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A newly released guide from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to support composters at community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other community venues in successfully managing their composting process to prevent attracting rodents.… Read More

Inflation: The True Monopoly Story

Date: 25 Aug 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, Rakeen Mabud the Chief Economist at Groundwork Collaborative and Ron Knox, Senior Researcher and Writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, take us on a riveting journey exposing the story of inflation that most economists don’t want to tell.… Read More

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