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

New Research Shows How Failed Federal Policy Has Allowed Monopoly Internet Providers to Mislead Customers

Date: 11 Nov 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) examines Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) transparency — or lack thereof — around the Internet service packages they offer. Shopping for Broadband: Failed Federal Policy Creates Murky Marketplace finds that locally-controlled broadband networks are the most transparent around key service details. Large ISPs, on the other hand, are more likely to make information like upload speed and pricing difficult or impossible to find.… Read More

ILSR Joins New York Labor Unions, Small Businesses, and Community Organizations to Form New Coalition Calling for Legislation to Combat Corporate Power in NY

Date: 10 Nov 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“By establishing clear rules to stop dominant corporations from abusing their power, this legislation will safeguard democracy and create new vitality in struggling rural and urban areas alike,” said ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell.… Read More

Statement from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on Today’s Reintroduction of the Bank Merger Review Modernization Act

Date: 30 Sep 2021 | posted in: Banking, Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“As community and local financial institutions disappear or merge with larger banks, more entrepreneurs and business owners are struggling to obtain the capital they need to start and grow their businesses,” said ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell.… Read More

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