On SiriusXM’s Tell Me Everything, Stacy Mitchell Talks about the Importance of Small Business

Date: 17 Dec 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell joined John Fugelsang on SiriusXM’s Tell Me Everything. They talked about why the left should embrace its New Deal roots and fight for small business.

Our biggest challenge is the concentration of economic power. And if we look at what it is that people need, if we’re going to have a more just and equitable society, we need to disperse that power. People need to have more say over their livelihoods, over the way our country works, and over the way our economy works. Unions are one way to do that. And small business ownership is another. Both of those things put real power into the hands of ordinary people.

Listen to the interview here.

Stacy’s conversation is based on her featured Nation essay Why the Left Should Ally with Small Business, written with Susan R. Holmberg.

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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.