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

NEW REPORT Endorsed by State Legislators Highlights Urgency of 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York Small Businesses

Date: 19 May 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report endorsed by state legislators highlights the urgency of the 21st Century Antitrust Act for New York small businesses.
As high inflation rages on, dominant corporations threaten the ability for New York small businesses to compete. Legislature can reverse this 40-year trend by passing the 21st Century Antitrust Act. … Read More

Building Local Power Highlight: People Love Local Food. Yet Local Farmers are Disappearing. What’s Going On?

Date: 14 Apr 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Leah Douglas is a reporter at Reuters covering the politics of food, agriculture, and the environment. Douglas discusses how the poultry industry is structured by contract production, how dairy farms are the bedrock for many rural communities, and Earl Butz’s conviction for farmers to plant “fence row to fence row” to enable economic food production. … Read More

How Monopoly Energy Utilities Impede Innovation — Episode 146 of Building Local Power

Date: 10 Mar 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power Podcast, Jess Del Fiacco is joined by John Farrell and guest Ari Peskoe who is the director of the energy law initiative at Harvard Law School. They discuss the acts that Congress has passed to increase (but hasn’t) competition in electric utilities, the four orders the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled between 1996 and 2011, and the cost utility’s evading competitive processes has on consumers. … Read More

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