Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness. … Read More

Statement from ILSR on New York Senate’s Passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act

Date: 26 May 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a statement, ILSR’s Co-director Stacy Mitchell responded to the New York Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act. “The New York Senate’s passage of the 21st Century Antitrust Act is a win for New York’s small businesses, working people, and communities. For too long, dominant corporations have been allowed to corner markets and rig the game in their own favor.”… Read More

Issue Brief: Why the 21st Century Antitrust Act is Critical for New York Small Businesses

Date: 19 May 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In New York, rampant market power is endangering the economic dynamism that New York small businesses generate. State lawmakers have the opportunity to build a more level playing field for small businesses by passing the 21st Century Antitrust Act. Our report, published with New Yorkers for a Fair Economy, illustrates why this legislation will strengthen the economic vitality of communities across the state.… Read More

ILSR Calls for New Merger Standards to Halt Concentration, Revive Local Economies

Date: 27 Apr 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 1982, the two agencies charged with overseeing America’s antimonopoly laws — the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission — radically weakened their policy governing mergers. Now the agencies are embarking on an overhaul of that policy. In this comment letter, ILSR details how current enforcement policy deviates from the anti-merger laws passed by Congress, describes the consequences, and outlines as set of recommendations for updating the policy to stop concentration and revive local economies. … Read More

Statement on House Judiciary’s Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress

Date: 9 Mar 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We issued a statement on the House Judiciary’s Referral of Amazon to the DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress. “Amazon’s attempt to obstruct Congress only further underscores the need for legislation to rein in Big Tech’s outsized power.”… Read More

Video: The Progressive Fight for Small Business w/ Rep. Pramila Jayapal, White House Advisor Tim Wu, and Leading Advocates

Date: 31 Jan 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January, ILSR hosted a conversation with key leaders and advocates including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and White House Advisor Tim Wu to discuss the importance of small business to achieving a vibrant, equitable economy where all people and communities can thrive. … Read More

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