In The New York Times: Stacy Mitchell Makes the Case to Break Up Jeff Bezos’s Empire

Date: 8 Oct 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Through its marketplace, cloud division and voice interface, Amazon functions as essential infrastructure for an astonishing array of companies and industries. This gives it an extraordinary view into the activities of other businesses and an unparalleled ability to manipulate markets to its own advantage.… Read More

On the “Who Is?” Podcast: Stacy Mitchell Explains How Jeff Bezos has Leveraged Government Favors to Amass Alarming Power

Date: 3 Sep 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On the “Who Is?” podcast, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell explains how Jeff Bezos built Amazon into the empire it is today by exploiting fractures in economic policy and then leveraging the company’s political influence to dominate our economy. … Read More

Hill Briefing: Breaking the Power of Big Tech

Date: 2 Sep 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR helped organize and participated in a briefing, cosponsored by more than 40 local and national economic and racial justice, small business, and antimonopoly groups, making the case for Congress to break up and regulate Big Tech. The event included opening remarks from Congressman David Cicilline followed by two lively panels. Watch! … Read More

Can the People Take Power Back From Big Tech? (Episode 107)

Date: 20 Aug 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Ron Knox discuss the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s recent hearing on monopoly power in online platforms, which featured testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The hearing was part of an in-depth, year-long investigation of anti-competitive behavior in these companies — the first time in more than 40 years that Congress has conducted a detailed investigation of monopoly power. … Read More

In ProMarket: Big Tech is Officially Too Big to Manage

Date: 5 Aug 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee held Big Tech’s feet to the fire. They grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google about the power that these four companies have over the U.S. economy and our society. In light of this epic hearing, ILSR Legal Fellow writes in ProMarket that we are seeing a “monumental shift in the public debate surrounding Big Tech.”… Read More

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