Australian National Radio Talks With Stacy Mitchell about America’s Anti-Monopoly History and Big Tech

Date: 25 Jun 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s news program Rear Vision for an episode on monopoly power in America.

Stacy joined other experts, including Barry Lynn of the Open Markets Institute, Naomi Lamoreaux of Yale University, and Harry First of NYU, in speaking with one of the program’s hosts, Annabelle Quince, on the U.S.’s antitrust legacy.

Topics range from early industrial monopolies in infrastructure areas like steel and railroads, to antitrust’s “golden age” under FDR, 1998’s Microsoft antitrust case, and Amazon’s online marketplace dominance today. The half-hour-long episode focuses on America’s unique antimonopoly tradition, and how lessons from that tradition can be applied to the new, global monopolistic tech firms.

Listen to the full episode here.

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Charlie Thaxton is a researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community-Scaled Economy Initiative. He studies local economies, small businesses, civics, and their connection to social capital and wellness.