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    The Federal Antitrust Case Against Amazon: An Explainer

    The Federal Antitrust Case Against Amazon: An Explainer

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit against Amazon for monopolizing e-commerce in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. This explainer looks at why the...

    Sep 26, 2023

    Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth in 2023

    Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth in 2023

    The steep and rapidly growing fees Amazon extracts from the businesses that have little choice but to rely on its site to reach customers are...

    Sep 21, 2023

    Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

    Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

    Local and federal policymakers have systematically structured tax policy in a way that deepens the concentration of corporate power, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg argue...

    Mar 30, 2023

    Amazon’s Toll Road

    Amazon’s Toll Road

    Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep and growing fees on the small businesses that must rely on its site to...

    Dec 1, 2021

    Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth

    Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth

    In this report, we find that Amazon is exploiting its gatekeeper power to impose ever-larger fees on third-party sellers. … Read More

    Jul 28, 2020

    ILSR’s Annual Independent Business Survey
    Small Business Owners Photo

    ILSR’s Annual Independent Business Survey

    ILSR’s annual Independent Business Survey gathers data from thousands of locally owned, independent businesses across the country. … Read More

    Nov 15, 2017

    Report: Amazon’s Monopoly
    Photo: Jeff Bezos of Amazon

    Report: Amazon’s Monopoly

    Amazon is destroying competition and market diversity, leaving us with fewer choices, less innovation, and diminished opportunities. … Read More

    Nov 29, 2016