How Monopolies Gained More Ground During the Pandemic

Date: 30 Nov 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Listen to Stacy Mitchell on the Strong Towns podcast, where she talks with Strong Towns president Chuck Marohn about how concentrated corporate power is gaining even more ground during the pandemic. They discuss that while small businesses have been extraordinarily adaptable to the challenges of Covid-19, these independents face monumental obstacles, especially when the Fed has doled out so much money to big businesses. They also talk about how Amazon has fundamentally harmed startups and independent businesses and what it would look like if Congress broke up Big Tech.

Listen to the podcast here.


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Susan Holmberg is Senior Editor and Researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Independent Business Initiative. She writes on corporate power and inequality and has been published in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Democracy Journal.

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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.