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In Slate: Radicalize the Swifties

In Slate: Radicalize the Swifties

Luke Gannon

November 30, 2022

Ron Knox writes in Slate how the shocking collapse of Taylor Swift's tour ticket presale was an inevitable failure of the monopoly Ticketmaster.  READ MORE


“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

Stacy Mitchell

November 1, 2022

Mitchell adds in the statement, "It also raises serious questions about whether Amazon’s monopoly power over the book industry will be allowed to stand.”  READ MORE


On Vox’s Today Explained: Ron Knox on Blocking the Kroger-Albertsons Supermerger

On Vox's Today Explained: Ron Knox on Blocking the Kroger-Albertsons Supermerger

Luke Gannon

October 31, 2022

Ron Knox joined Vox’s Today Explained podcast where he details the danger, harm, and effects of the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger.  READ MORE


How Tax Policies Fuel Monopolies and Undermine Small Business

How Tax Policies Fuel Monopolies and Undermine Small Business

Stacy Mitchell

October 28, 2022

In a special issue of Tax Justice Focus, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg write that local, state, and federal policymakers have systematically structured the tax system to fuel corporate power and disadvantage small businesses. No one has more effectively harnessed the tax system to build a monopoly than Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos.  READ MORE


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Luke Gannon

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In early August, Amazon announced it would pay $1.7 billion to take over iRobot. In a new essay in The Atlantic, Ron Knox writes that if the deal is allowed to happen, Amazon would buy its way to dominance in yet another industry.READ MORE


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WATCH: Midwest Forum on Fair Markets

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Reggie Rucker

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The Midwest Forum on Fair Markets explored new federal and state action to reinvigorate our antitrust policies and support small businesses, family farms, working people, and communities. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya made keynote addresses at the forum, which also featured panel discussions by people on the frontlines fighting for antimonopoly reform in Minnesota and nationally.READ MORE


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Inflation: The True Monopoly Story

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Luke Gannon

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On this episode of Building Local Power, Rakeen Mabud the Chief Economist at Groundwork Collaborative and Ron Knox, Senior Researcher and Writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, take us on a riveting journey exposing the story of inflation that most economists don't want to tell.READ MORE


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