Feds Should Collect Better Data for Fairer Markets and Energy Justice

Date: 21 Dec 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Today the Institute for Local Self-Reliance was joined by joined by 24 utility justice, consumer advocate, and environmental organizations in submitting comments urging the Energy Information Administration to incorporate interconnection and utility shutoffs data.… Read More

State Legislators Endorse Report Highlighting 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

Susan Crawford, Captive Audience, and How to Kill the Cable Monopoly

Date: 15 Jan 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Susan Crawford, author of the just-released Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, is our guest for the 29th episode of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. A former adviser to President Obama, she has been a leading figure in the struggle to preserve an open Internet. Susan has long been … Read More

Making Markets Work – Information Asymmetry

Date: 23 Dec 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An article about health care in the 2012 November Wired offers a strong reminder of how important smart government policy plays in making markets function well. In the early 1950s, it was nearly impossible to know the value of an automobile. They had prices, yes, but these would differ radically from dealer to dealer, the customer … Read More

The Marketplace Wins: Choice Loses

Date: 2 Jun 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Marketplace Wins: Choice Loses by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance June 2, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press It wasn’t supposed to end up like this. The free market system promised to bring us more choice, not less. Indeed, to most free enterprise advocates, choice is the most important feature of the … Read More

Attack Ads

Date: 25 Sep 1997 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Attack Ads by David Morris September 25, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Advertising is useful, when it informs. Classified ads in newspapers serve this function well. Those seeking a job, a used car, furniture, pets and hundreds of other goods and services can turn to that section while the rest of us pass … Read More