“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

Community is Central to Building a Post-Neoliberal Future

Date: 22 Dec 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell spoke at “Rethinking Globalization, Intermediation, and Efficiency,” on exploring new paradigms for a post-neoliberal world. Community, Stacy argued, is the foundational basis for this paradigm shift.… Read More

On Pitchfork Economics: Why We Can’t Let Kroger Buy Albertsons

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell explains on Pitchfork Economics how for the last forty years, merging companies have convinced regulatory agencies that their merger will be better for customers — most often pledging that it will lower prices. Stacy argues that the company’s statement promising to pass savings on to consumers is blatantly false.… Read More

Small Businesses Rise Up

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, three members of ILSR’s Independent Business team, Lauren Gellatly, Katy Milani, and Kennedy Smith, answer: What challenges are small, independent businesses facing? And what legislative solutions are on the way? … 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

How Tax Policies Fuel Monopolies and Undermine Small Business

Date: 28 Oct 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a special issue of Tax Justice Focus, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg write that local, state, and federal policymakers have systematically structured the tax system to fuel corporate power and disadvantage small businesses. No one has more effectively harnessed the tax system to build a monopoly than Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos.… 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

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