In January, ILSR hosted a conversation with key leaders and advocates including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and White House Advisor Tim Wu to discuss the importance of small business to achieving a vibrant, equitable economy where all people and communities can thrive. … Read More
Watch video of this inspiring event showcasing grassroots initiatives that are taking on electric utility monopolies and winning the fight for democratic and community control. Features Our Power, a citizen-led ballot campaign in Maine that aims to convert the utility serving most of the state to a consumer-owned company.
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At the Future Cities conference, ILSR Senior Researcher Kennedy Smith moderated a panel discussion about how cities can leverage federal recovery funds to revitalize their commercial districts, create more small businesses, and reduce racial and economic inequality.… Read More
ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday, July 14th. She spoke about how the U.S. has abandoned its antimonopoly policies, which has undermined independent businesses and the vital role they play in our economy and democracy.… Read More
“Unless you force some divestiture of assets, [monopolies are] going to just keep going the way they are… Yes, breakup[s have] to be on the table when it comes to these companies,” Senator Klobuchar at a town hall event co-hosted by Small Business Rising. … Read More
Every Thursday at 6pm CT, ILSR’s Ron Knox hosts the irreverent Antimonopoly Happy Hour. Over the hour-long talk show, Ron and a cast of special guests will break down the most crucial news (and gossip!) from around the world of politics, economics, and regulation.… Read More
Stacy Mitchell participated in a Senate briefing with other leading experts, organizers, and impacted communities to expose the ways monopoly power poses a threat to our democracy, the health of our economy, and our country’s already severe racial disparities.… Read More