Op-Ed in Fortune: The Hidden Price of Cashless Retail

Date: 3 Apr 2019 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Fortune, we detail the growing cashless retail trend, steps cities and states are taking to regulate it, and the ultimate effect monopoly credit card companies like Visa and Mastercard have on small businesses and the economy at large.… Read More

The FTC is Approving a Merger that Will Help Staples and Amazon Cripple Independent Businesses

Date: 26 Feb 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 Next City, Neil Seldman Explains the U.S. Recycling Market

Date: 12 Feb 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  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

How Amazon Gets What it Wants: Stacy Mitchell on Chris Hayes’ Podcast

Date: 23 Jan 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 Stateline, Christopher Mitchell Offers Hope For Faster Internet in Rural Communities

Date: 17 Jan 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

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