Susan R. Holmberg

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

Susan R. Holmberg is Senior Editor and Researcher on the Independent Business team. She manages the program research and publications and writes on corporate power, small businesses, and inequality. Holmberg co-authored, with ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell, the ground-breaking essay “Why … 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

Katy Milani

Date: 24 Feb 2021 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Katy Milani is the Senior Policy Advocate for ILSR’s independent business program where she works closely with coalition partners and policymakers on antimonopoly and small business policy and advocacy. Previously she was Director of Advocacy and Policy at the Roosevelt … Read More

Policy Brief: Local and State Governments Have Marshalled $9.27 Billion for Small Business Relief

Date: 19 Oct 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our research has found that cities, counties, states, and community organizations have established more than 800 programs to provide financial assistance to small businesses in the wake of the pandemic. These programs have deployed more than $9.27 billion in grants and loans. Yet the funds are running out. Congress should address the unprecedented crisis facing small business by quickly providing the resources local governments need to do this important work.… Read More

In The New York Times: Stacy Mitchell Makes the Case to Break Up Jeff Bezos’s Empire

Date: 8 Oct 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Through its marketplace, cloud division and voice interface, Amazon functions as essential infrastructure for an astonishing array of companies and industries. This gives it an extraordinary view into the activities of other businesses and an unparalleled ability to manipulate markets to its own advantage.… Read More

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