Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness. … Read More

Statement from ILSR on New York Senate’s Passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act

Date: 26 May 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a statement, ILSR’s Co-director Stacy Mitchell responded to the New York Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act. “The New York Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act is a win for New York’s small businesses, working people, and communities. For too long, dominant corporations have been allowed to corner markets and rig the game in their own favor.”… Read More

NEW REPORT Endorsed by State Legislators Highlights Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

Date: 19 May 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report endorsed by state legislators highlights the urgency of the 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York small businesses.
As high inflation rages on, dominant corporations threaten the ability for New York small businesses to compete. Legislature can reverse this 40-year trend by passing the 21st Century Antitrust Act. … Read More

Statement on House Judiciary’s Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress

Date: 9 Mar 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We issued a statement on the House Judiciary’s Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress. “Amazon’s attempt to obstruct Congress only further underscores the need for legislation to rein in Big Tech’s outsized power.”… Read More

New Report: Amazon’s Fees on Small Businesses Have Soared

Date: 1 Dec 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from ILSR finds that Amazon has exploited its power as a monopoly gatekeeper to impose increasingly steep fees on the independent businesses that sell on its site. Amazon now pockets a 34 percent cut of the revenue earned by independent sellers on its site, up from 19 percent in 2014. Amazon’s steep and growing fees make it nearly impossible for independent sellers to sustain viable businesses. Most fail. … Read More

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