Building Local Power: Our Best Podcast Episodes on Antimonopoly

Date: 25 Jan 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Over the past year, we’ve seen the movement to break the grip of monopoly power in America gain incredible momentum, with proposed new laws, strong new officials at the federal antitrust agencies, and a sweeping Presidential executive order. Behind that momentum has been a cadre of antimonopoly activists, scholars, and policymakers who have pushed the fight for open markets and vibrant local communities into the public eye and the halls of power. 

At Building Local Power, we’ve been fortunate enough to hear directly from those pushing the fight against monopoly power into the mainstream. We’ve interviewed thought leaders making crucial connections between the antimonopoly movement and racial justice and equity in our communities. We’ve talked to dynamic authors and activists whose writing has helped shape the debate around monopoly power. And we’ve spoken with lawmakers who are pushing legislation that would overhaul the tools we use to keep concentrated corporate power in check. 

The conversations remain important today, as the push for more and better antimonopoly laws and enforcement ramps up for 2022. So we’re sharing a “greatest hits” collection of Building Local Power episodes from our recent archives. We think these episodes all capture crucial perspectives in our multi-pronged movement that rose to real prominence in 2021. 


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Ron Knox is the senior researcher and writer for the Independent Business Initiative. He has studied and written about antitrust and monopoly power for more than a decade. Before joining ILSR, he worked in various senior editorial roles at Global Competition Review, and his antimonopoly writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, The American Prospect and elsewhere. He is based in Kansas City.