In Baron: Antitrust Super Influencers

Date: 20 Apr 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Stacy Mitchell

Spring 2022 Publication

Media Outlet: Baron

Baron is a political strategy firm that does an analysis of “super influencers” in various topics. Most recently, they highlighted antitrust policy experts naming Stacy Mitchell in the top ten. They praise Mitchell’s successes and publications:

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self- Reliance (ILSR). Mitchell, the author of Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses, argues that large corporations thrive only at the expense of local communities. To counter these companies’ malevolence, ISLR focuses on research and advocacy empowering communities to “fight corporate control.”6  In her seminal paper “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” FTC Chair Lina Khan thanks Mitchell and quotes her ILSR paper “Amazon’s Stranglehold,” reflecting Mitchell’s influence on the anti-monopolists’ opposition to the company.7 More broadly, Mitchell is noteworthy for being cited heavily by both government officials and journalists, reflecting her impact in both politics and the press.

Read more about ILSR’s Independent Business initiative here.

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Luke recently received a BA in journalism, creative writing, and ethnography from Hampshire College. She wrote, designed, and edited a magazine titled The Politics of Land in Teton Valley, ID that analyzed the environmental, economic, and social patterns of the region amidst Covid-19.