Study: Low Income LA County Neighborhoods Pay More for Internet Service Than Wealthier Neighborhoods

Date: 19 Oct 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new study from the Digital Equity LA initiative lays bare how low-income communities of color are impacted by the quiet business decisions of the county’s monopoly Internet service provider…… Read More

“Americans don’t need another mega-grocer.” Stacy Mitchell Responds to Kroger’s Bid to Buy Albertsons

Date: 14 Oct 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell says in the statement, “Kroger and Albertsons would control $1 of every $4 spent on groceries in the US. That’s as big as Walmart, whose power in food has done widespread damage to communities, farmers, food workers, and local grocers.”… Read More

How Cities Can Make the Most of IRA Dollars — Episode 168 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 12 Oct 2022 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Lawyer Amy Turner joins John Farrell to explain how cities can use Inflation Reduction Act dollars to advance local goals — and should help their residents do the same.… Read More

Compost at Home! ¡Taller del compostaje casero! Sign up for our October virtual workshops to learn the basics

Date: 10 Oct 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

There’s never been a better time for home composting. Sign up for one of our 1-hour virtual home composting workshops this October. They will cover the basics of hot composting outside and worm composting (or vermicomposting) inside. One workshop is offered in Spanish.… Read More

Holland, Michigan Votes to Build Citywide Open Access Fiber Network

Date: 23 Sep 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In early August, the city of Holland, Michigan (pop. 33,000) voted to fund the construction of a citywide, open access fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. It’s the culmination of almost a decade of consideration, education, planning, and success, and bui…… Read More

Statement on FTC Commissioner Bedoya’s Call for Fairness to be Main Goal of Antitrust Enforcement

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

Commissioner Bedoya made a powerful case that the guiding aim of antitrust should be fairness, including fairness for small businesses. This would represent a fundamental shift for the agency, which has long allowed misguided ideas about “efficiency” to trump fairness. … 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

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