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ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Stacy Mitchell

September 22, 2022

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness.  READ MORE


Wired: This Man Built His Own ISP. Now He’s Getting $2.6M to Expand It

Wired: This Man Built His Own ISP. Now He’s Getting $2.6M to Expand It

Reggie Rucker

August 11, 2022

Muninetworks.org is cited in telling the story of a Michigan man who built his own ISP network and is now getting government funding to expand it to more of his neighbors.  READ MORE


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Business Insider: Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it's 'the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

Reggie Rucker

August 8, 2022

Ron Knox, senior researcher and writer for ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative shares why Amazon's Roomba acquisition may be the most invasive and dangerous in the company's history.  READ MORE


NEW REPORT: Forthcoming Revisions to the Merger Guidelines Mark a Pivotal Shift in Antitrust

NEW REPORT: Forthcoming Revisions to the Merger Guidelines Mark a Pivotal Shift in Antitrust

Reggie Rucker

June 29, 2022

The new guidelines will likely make it harder for large corporations to amass power by buying other companies and will over time shape how judges understand and apply the antitrust laws in their rulings.  READ MORE


Statement from ILSR on New York Senate’s Passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act

Statement from ILSR on New York Senate's Passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act

Reggie Rucker

May 26, 2022

In a statement, ILSR’s Co-director Stacy Mitchell responded to the New York Senate's passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act. “The New York Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act is a win for New York’s small businesses, working people,  READ MORE


NEW REPORT Endorsed by State Legislators Highlights Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

NEW REPORT Endorsed by State Legislators Highlights Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

Reggie Rucker

May 19, 2022

A new report endorsed by state legislators highlights the urgency of the 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York small businesses. As high inflation rages on, dominant corporations threaten the ability for New York small businesses to compete. Legislature can reverse  READ MORE


Statement from ILSR on Alvaro Bedoya’s Confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission

Statement from ILSR on Alvaro Bedoya’s Confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission

Reggie Rucker

May 12, 2022

Alvaro Bedoya brings to the FTC deep expertise in the ways that monopolies in sectors like food, pharmacy, and tech are harming Americans and sapping the resiliency out of our economy and democracy.  READ MORE


Statement on House Judiciary’s Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress

Statement on House Judiciary's Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress

Luke Gannon

March 9, 2022

We issued a statement on the House Judiciary's Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress. "Amazon’s attempt to obstruct Congress only further underscores the need for legislation to rein in Big Tech's outsized power."  READ MORE


Report Shows How Local Governments Can Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Focus on Small Business

Report Shows How Local Governments Can Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Focus on Small Business

Jess Del Fiacco

January 25, 2022

ILSR issued a report that shows how local communities can seize the opportunity presented by the American Rescue Plan Act’s funding to rethink their local economic development strategies to favor local, independent businesses.  READ MORE


In Inside Climate News: California’s Controversial New Rooftop Solar Proposal

In Inside Climate News: California’s Controversial New Rooftop Solar Proposal

Jess Del Fiacco

December 16, 2021

ILSR's John Farrell is quoted in Inside Clean Energy.  READ MORE