ILSR Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed Guardrails for Digital Banking

Date: 24 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR supports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed “open banking” rule to establish important guardrails for digital banking. But it needs additional provisions to ensure that smaller, relationship-oriented financial institutions can access fair competition.… Read More

Is Amazon a Monopoly? Documentary Newly Released in the U.S.

Date: 8 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Watch the newly released English-language version of a powerful documentary about Amazon’s outsized power, both in the U.S. and abroad. The film, which first aired on German public television, features Stacy Mitchell explaining to viewers how Amazon operates its monopoly machine.… Read More

On More Perfect Union: How Amazon Broke Online Shopping

Date: 15 Nov 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This video from More Perfect Union tells the story of why Amazon has become a chaotic jumble of junk ads and questionable products, how that’s connected to the company’s abuse of independent businesses, and why Amazon now faces a major antitrust case. If you’re looking for help explaining the FTC’s lawsuit to your friends, look no further. … Read More

New Research: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth in 2023

Date: 21 Sep 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The steep and rapidly growing fees Amazon extracts from the businesses that have little choice but to rely on its site to reach customers are a striking measure of its monopoly power. These exorbitant fees are crushing many sellers, raising consumer prices, and funding Amazon’s expanding empire.… Read More

ILSR Submits Comments to Strengthen Proposed Merger Guidelines

Date: 19 Sep 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR submitted an in-depth comment letter applauding the FTC and DOJ for the significant changes contained in the agencies’ Draft Merger Guidelines and suggesting ways the agencies should amend their draft guidelines to better discern and block harmful mergers, promote a decentralized economy, safeguard American liberty, and fulfill the aims of the antitrust laws enacted by Congress.… Read More

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