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

Why Our Best Opportunity to Challenge Corporate Control is at the Local Level (Episode 105)

Date: 23 Jul 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Zach Freed, researcher with ILSR’s Independent Business initiative, and John Farrell, ILSR co-director. The three discuss the Fighting Monopoly Power guide, ILSR’s latest release, which spans the banking, broadband, electricity, food and farming, pharmacy, small business, and waste sectors. … Read More

Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? (Episode 104)

Date: 9 Jul 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, John Farrell, ILSR Co-Director and Director of the Energy Democracy initiative, interviews Scott Hempling, a lawyer and professor with decades of experience working on utility regulatory issues. Scott and John talk about why energy utilities were once considered to be “natural monopolies,” and how that assumption is being challenged by new energy technologies and the push for more choice in the energy market.… Read More

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