The FTC recently gave Staples the green light to buy one of the two wholesalers that sell to independent office supply dealers. The decision hardly made a blip in the news cycle. But it sheds enormous insight into the origins of the big-get-bigger U.S. economy.
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In the News: Neil Seldman January 28th, 2019 Media Outlet: Next City ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman argues that the market for American recyclables is quite strong. Despite China halting their imports of U.S. recycled material, there is still lots … Read More
ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell appeared on MSNBC host Chris Hayes’ podcast, “Why Is This Happening?” The two discuss how Amazon came to dominate e-commerce, its now all-encompassing presence in consumer goods, retail, and cloud computing, and its much bigger ambitions beyond.… Read More
In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 11th, 2019 Media Outlet: Pew Charitable Trusts Some state laws actually make it harder for rural communities to gain quality Internet access, despite the availability of federal funding for broadband. Christopher Mitchell, director of ILSR’s … Read More
In The News: Marie Donahue December 20th, 2018 Media Outlet: City Lab City Lab, using data obtained in a report from ILSR, dives into the dollar store chain crisis and its negative impacts on working class communities across the United … Read More
In the News: December 11th, 2018 Media Outlet: WCCO News Radio Marie Donahue breaks down our recent report on dollar store proliferation for Minneapolis News Radio with host Roshini Rajkumar. Marie explains how the growth in dollar stores harms healthy food … Read More
In the News: Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue December 7th, 2018 Media Outlet: Huffington Post The Huffington post covered ILSR’s recent report detailing the growing dominance of dollar stores in the retail landscape. Report authors Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue, from our Community-Scaled … Read More