Biden’s Executive Order Takes Aim at Monopoly Power on Behalf of Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 26 Jul 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Biden just signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at undoing concentrated corporate control and ending decades of consolidation throughout our economy. The order’s provisions reflect many of the specific issues and priorities that ILSR has been working to advance. See our write-up on the details of this historic move. … Read More

In The Washington Post: How Washington Got Back Into Trustbusting

Date: 25 Jun 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are at a pivotal moment in the antimonopoly movement. Lina Khan was recently named FTC chair and a Congressional committee is sending to the House floor six antitrust bills that strike at the heart of Big Tech’s predatory power. After decades of a misguided approach to antitrust policy, Washington has a new antimonopoly fervor, writes Senior Researcher Ron Knox in The Washington Post.… Read More

Fact Sheet: How Amazon Exploits and Undermines Small Businesses, and Why Breaking It Up Would Revive American Entrepreneurship

Date: 16 Jun 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In splashy campaigns and lobbying at the Capitol, Amazon claims that it has “a mutually beneficial relationship” with the small businesses that depend on its platform. This fact sheet tells the real story, and explains what Congress needs to do. … Read More

D.C. Lawsuit Aims At Amazon’s Monopoly Conduct

Date: 1 Jun 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An antitrust lawsuit filed this month by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine is a milestone in the fight against the monopoly power of online retail juggernaut Amazon. It is the first action by a government enforcer in the U.S. aimed at ending the company’s persistent abuse of consumers and the small businesses forced to sell on its platform. … Read More

In Wired: Big Music Needs to Be Broken Up to Save the Industry

Date: 16 Mar 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox explains how consolidation in the music industry, like the pandemic, has been disastrous for artists. The monopolization of three chokepoints in the distribution of music — record labels, streaming, and live venues — is making it impossible for the broad “middle class” of artists to reach listeners.… Read More

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