Op-Ed in the American Prospect: The Imminent Small-Business Collapse and What Can be Done to Stop It

Date: 23 Mar 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the American Prospect, ILSR’s Co-Director Stacy Mitchell explains the unprecedented economic crisis that small businesses are now confronting, particularly if the federal government doesn’t respond promptly and comprehensively.… Read More

What the Federal Government Needs to Do to Enable Small Businesses to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

Date: 19 Mar 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance — together with more than a dozen national and local small business organizations — have put forward a proposal for how the federal government should help small businesses survive this crisis. We expect to refine this plan as things develop. … Read More

How to Reclaim Antitrust for Working People with Sanjukta Paul (Episode 87)

Date: 12 Dec 2019 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Stacy Mitchell is joined by Sanjukta Paul, law professor and antitrust and labor expert. They delve into how antitrust laws have been used to hamper the efforts of workers and unions while corporations get a blank check.… Read More

ILSR Exposes Amazon’s Rigged Shopping Algorithm in ProMarket Piece

Date: 8 Nov 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a new piece for the University of Chicago Stigler Center’s blog, ProMarket, ILSR’s co-director Stacy Mitchell, and legal fellow Shaoul Sussman, describe how Amazon rigs its shopping algorithm to produce results that favor its own interests, harming shoppers and the many businesses that rely on its platform to get to market.… Read More

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