Special Delivery: Our Report Shows How Local Delivery Services are Superior to the Big Apps

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

Unlike the predatory Wall Street-backed apps, local delivery services charge lower fees, support restaurants, keep wealth in the community, and demonstrate that when it comes to food delivery, local delivery models are better and more efficient.… Read More

Ron Knox’s Music-Monopoly Reporting is a Hit

Date: 24 May 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox’s groundbreaking Wired article — on monopoly power in the music industry — struck a chord. He’s talked to Sound & Vision, Sound Opinions, and Capitol Forum, to name a few audiences, about the monopolization of record labels, streaming services, and the live venues where artists perform. Consolidation benefits only the blockbuster musicians, leaving thousands of artists, and the independent businesses that support them, on the shelf.… Read More

The Key to Stopping Amazon? Think Like a Citizen

Date: 7 May 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell joined Baratunde Thurston on his “How to Citizen with Baratunde” podcast to talk about how she became an antimonopolist, as well as America’s longer history fighting monopoly power: “From the beginning, there was this understanding that you had to deal with private power if you wanted to have a democracy.”… Read More

Mary Timmel

Date: 30 Apr 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mary Timmel is Small Business and Consumer Organizer for ILSR’s Independent Business initiative, where she supports and develops the leadership of small businesses and consumers to win policy changes that check Amazon’s outsized power and address rising corporate concentration across the economy. Since joining ILSR, Mary has coordinated Small Business Rising — a coalition of over … Read More

Ron Knox

Date: 30 Apr 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox is a Senior Researcher and Writer for ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative. A combined storyteller and antitrust expert, Ron is building our deep bench of reporting and research on the ways extreme corporate concentration has come to dominate and damage industries throughout the economy. Ron’s writing in The Washington Post deftly explained Congress’s momentum toward … Read More

Susan R. Holmberg

Date: 30 Mar 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dr. Susan Holmberg is a political economist and the Senior Editor and Researcher on the Independent Business team at ILSR. She writes on corporate power, small business, inequality, systemic racism, and climate change. For the Financial Times, Susan reported on how Big Tech is killing innovation, which Martin Wolf said was one of the best pieces … Read More

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

Date: 16 Mar 2021 | posted in: 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

Rebuilding Small Business for a Robust Recovery: A Federal Policy Agenda

Date: 3 Dec 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this policy brief, we argue that moving aggressively to rebuild small, independent businesses and reverse the concentration of corporate power would produce a more vigorous, equitable, and stable recovery. We lay out two dozen policy recommendations across a 6-point agenda to enable independent businesses to weather the pandemic and thrive and grow in its aftermath. … Read More

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