The Role of Antitrust Law in Creating Energy Democracy — Episode 136 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 11 Aug 2021 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell and guest Jean Su discuss how legal advocacy for energy democracy can overcome some of the utility hurdles to a renewable energy economy.… Read More

Hardware Group Says Big Tech Bills are an Urgent Opportunity for Small Businesses

Date: 5 Aug 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Co-Director Stacy Mitchell joined Dan Tratensek — of the North American Hardware and Paint Association on the association’s podcast — about how incredible the current moment is for small business, both in Washington and at the local level. We have come far, but the next few months are critical for moving the House’s historic antitrust legislation to break up and regulate Amazon. Join us and get involved with Small Business Rising.… Read More

Biden’s Executive Order Takes Aim at Monopoly Power on Behalf of Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 26 Jul 2021 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

President Biden just signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at undoing concentrated corporate control and ending decades of consolidation throughout our economy. The order’s provisions reflect many of the specific issues and priorities that ILSR has been working to advance. See our write-up on the details of this historic move. … Read More

Statement: Biden Repudiates Decades of Pro-Monopoly Policies and Takes a Major Step Toward Restoring Fair Markets for Small Businesses, Farmers, and Workers

Date: 9 Jul 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In today’s speech and executive order, President Biden forcefully rebuked the destructive antitrust framework that has allowed monopoly power to grow unchecked for more than 40 years. The order includes more than 70 specific provisions, many of which reflect ILSR’s long-standing work and priorities. It marks a major turning point. … Read More

In The Washington Post: How Washington Got Back Into Trustbusting

Date: 25 Jun 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are at a pivotal moment in the antimonopoly movement. Lina Khan was recently named FTC chair and a Congressional committee is sending to the House floor six antitrust bills that strike at the heart of Big Tech’s predatory power. After decades of a misguided approach to antitrust policy, Washington has a new antimonopoly fervor, writes Senior Researcher Ron Knox in The Washington Post.… Read More

Statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s Vote Approving Legislation to Break Up and Rein In Big Tech

Date: 24 Jun 2021 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“There’s no doubt in my mind that American democracy will ultimately prevail over the outsized power of Big Tech,” said ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell. “Today’s bipartisan vote was a clear sign of the gathering momentum to break up Amazon and the other tech giants.”… Read More

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