Germany’s National Broadcaster Features Stacy Mitchell, as Scrutiny of Amazon’s Power Grows

Date: 7 Jun 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In May, Germany’s national public television network, ARD, broadcast a new documentary, “Is Amazon a Monopoly?” which featured an interview with Stacy Mitchell. The documentary drew a prime-time audience of more than 3 million viewers.

You can watch the documentary below or on YouTube, but it’s only available in German.

The documentary comes amid growing scrutiny in Germany and across Europe of the outsized power of Amazon and other monopolies. The tech giant captures 55 percent of online sales in Germany.

An antimonopoly movement is growing across Europe, led by groups such as The Balanced Economy Project and Lobby Control. In May, Stacy spoke at a conference in Berlin, on “Rebalancing Power: From Monopolies to Democratic Economies.” The conference, which also included talks by Barry Lynn and Zephyr Teachout, was attended by civil society groups and European policy and regulatory officials.

To meet the growing interest, ILSR’s latest report on Amazon has been translated into German.

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Luke Gannon is the Research and Communications Associate for the Independent Business team.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which produces research and designs policy to counter concentrated corporate power and strengthen local economies.