Motherboard Vice covers our latest report on Internet access. The report details why millions of Americans have no good option for high-quality Internet access, despite government subsidies. Karl Bode, spoke with Christopher Mitchell, the director for the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, for his perspective on what communities can do.… Read More
In the July-August issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell rebuts a new book’s claims that the monopolization of the U.S. economy is a good thing. As she does so, Stacy also mounts a vigorous counter-argument, explaining how economic policy has tilted the playing field in favor of bigness, but how small businesses perform critical functions that big businesses can’t.… Read More
In the story from Vice titled, “The Big Bank You’re Using Is Probably Ripping You Off,” reporter Allie Conti dives deep into the myriad ways that the biggest banks in our economy harm their members and the wider economy as a whole. For her coverage, Conti also wanted to include the alternative structures, including public banking.
For this section she reached out to ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell, we’ve included her contributions in this article.… Read More
At the end of June, the Los Angeles City Council voted to add a ballot initiative for this fall to enable public banking to ensure that all Angelenos are banked with sufficient protections. For this article in Next City, Alejandra Molina reached out to ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell to answer questions on the benefits of community banking.… Read More
The Ringer is a publication that covers media, sports, and technology. Their reporter Victor Luckerson covers the machinations of Big Tech, including in his monopoly primer on the biggest power players in Silicon Valley and beyond. In his section on Amazon Luckerson cites our Amazon report and the original writing from ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell.… Read More
Inclusive financing is a way to ensure that low-income folks have access to the myriad benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by paying for these upgrades as part of their electricity bills. Minneapolis, Minnesota is looking at requiring the inclusion of this financing option and Frank Jossi of the Energy News Network covered the development.
He interviewed Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell for his perspective.… Read More
Motherboard Vice is a great publication that details the way that Internet access and these technologies impact people’s lives. Kaleigh Rogers asks the interesting question as to why the digital divide, the lack of Internet access in many parts of rural America, isn’t a larger issue in the 2018 election cycle. For her story, Rogers interviewed Christopher Mitchell, the director of the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for his perspective as to why.… Read More
Broadband Internet connectivity is a critical issue in every community across America, the mystery in how communities get connected was the springboard for this show on Maine Public Broadcasting’s Maine Calling show. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell answered questions and detailed innovative broadband models on the show, listen at the link below.… Read More
The United States Congress just passed a bill that is ostensibly aimed at solving a community banking regulatory issue, what actually happened argues anti-monopoly reporter David Dayen in The Intercept is a bailout for some of the largest entities in our economy — and that’s just not right. For his coverage, Dayen cited ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell in her coverage of the Bank of North Dakota to get perspective.… Read More