Breaking Bad Energy

Date: 17 Nov 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The three members from ILSR’s energy team engage in a riveting conversation on the biggest energy stories from 2022, including the Inflation Reduction Act’s big funding for solar, the antimonopoly focus in the Biden administration, how utility companies are continuing to use their financial power to lobby against energy, and a new tool designed to bring distributed solar to more communities.… Read More

Boxed Out: Our New Report on How Big Retailers are Flexing Their Supply Chain Power to Kill Off Small Businesses

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Powerful retailers are killing off small businesses by dominating supply chains. Our new report argues it’s time to revive the Robinson-Patman Act and restore antitrust enforcement against predatory buying.… Read More

WATCH: Midwest Forum on Fair Markets

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

The Midwest Forum on Fair Markets explored new federal and state action to reinvigorate our antitrust policies and support small businesses, family farms, working people, and communities. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya made keynote addresses at the forum, which also featured panel discussions by people on the frontlines fighting for antimonopoly reform in Minnesota and nationally.… Read More

Stacy Mitchell Keynotes the Launch of The Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project

Date: 17 Aug 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project (CAMP) aims to reform Canadian competition law. For their launch event, Stacy Mitchell, a leader in the U.S. antimonopoly movement, spoke on the importance of antimonopoly to a fair and free economy and democracy.… Read More

Business Insider: Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Antitrust researchers and data-privacy experts say it’s ‘the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company’s history’

Date: 8 Aug 2022 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Ron Knox, senior researcher and writer for ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative shares why Amazon’s Roomba acquisition may be the most invasive and dangerous in the company’s history.… Read More

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