Statement from Stacy Mitchell on Big Tech Antitrust Report

Date: 6 Oct 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2020) – The following statement was issued by Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, in response to the report by the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee on the power of Amazon and other tech giants.

“This report marks a dramatic advance in the debate about monopoly power and Big Tech. The investigation has uncovered extensive and detailed evidence that Amazon has amassed outsized market power and is exploiting its dominance to crush competitors and monopolize markets. The cost to Americans is steep: Amazon is using its power to concentrate wealth, trample independent businesses and start-ups, and undermine communities. 

“Importantly, the report demonstrates a strong commitment by members of Congress to tackle this threat head-on by reinvigorating and updating our antimonopoly policies. The report’s policy recommendations provide a roadmap for restoring fairness and competition, strengthening our economy, and safeguarding democracy. Congress urgently needs to take up these recommendations.”

Read the Subcommittee’s report in full here.

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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.

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Jessica Del Fiacco is the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Communications Manager. She works closely with all of our initiatives to build community power and combat monopolies, and she runs ILSR’s social media networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Jessica also produces the Institute’s Building Local Power podcast. Contact Jessica for media inquiries.