NEW BRIEF: Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

Date: 30 Mar 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“It’s time to revisit and reimagine the proactive role tax policy can have in enabling fair competition, tackling concentrated markets and in turn driving productivity and innovation, lowering prices, and fueling more and better jobs,” says Susan Holmberg, a co-author of the report.… Read More

Media Release: New Survey Reveals Community Composting is a Rapidly Growing Sector in the Recycling Industry

Date: 22 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting, Press Release, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The community composting sector could create nearly as many new jobs as currently exists in the coal mining industry, according to the new report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR).… Read More

“Antitrust enforcers are again embracing their responsibility,” Stacy Mitchell Says of DOJ Lawsuit Against Google in Online Ads Market

Date: 24 Jan 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell proclaims in the statement, “Google actively extracts resources from communities that need them most and threatens a free, local press that lies at the heart of our democracy.”… Read More

“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

Date: 1 Nov 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell adds in the statement, “It also raises serious questions about whether Amazon’s monopoly power over the book industry will be allowed to stand.”… Read More

“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

Date: 14 Oct 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell says in the statement, “Kroger and Albertsons would control $1 of every $4 spent on groceries in the US. That’s as big as Walmart, whose power in food has done widespread damage to communities, farmers, food workers, and local grocers.”… Read More

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

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