Share Your Story. How Has Monopoly Affected Your Life, Your Business, Your Community?

Date: 9 Aug 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division are proposing new Merger Guidelines and they want you to share your stories. You are the experts on how monopolies — like Amazon, CVS, Dollar General, Comcast, and beyond — have impacted your communities and these stories are key to ensuring the final guidelines are strong. See the link in this post on how to share your stories!… Read More

In ProMarket: Today’s Tax Code Fuels Corporate Power. It Wasn’t Always This Way

Date: 12 Apr 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our tax system used to serve as a check on corporate power. Now it fuels market concentration and undermines the ability of small businesses to compete, Susan Holmberg and Niko Lusiani explain in ProMarket. … Read More

Report: Tax Dodging is a Monopoly Tactic

Date: 30 Mar 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local and federal policymakers have systematically structured tax policy in a way that deepens the concentration of corporate power, Stacy Mitchell and Susan Holmberg argue in this issue brief, co-published with the Roosevelt Institute.… Read More

Small Businesses Rise Up

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, three members of ILSR’s Independent Business team, Lauren Gellatly, Katy Milani, and Kennedy Smith, answer: What challenges are small, independent businesses facing? And what legislative solutions are on the way? … Read More

A Renaissance for Black Voices and Spaces

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week on Building Local Power, we are joined by Brandi Collins-Dexter, author of Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and our Political Future and Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of ILSR. We engage in a riveting conversation on how political parties have monopolistic tendencies, how Big Tech has dominated mainstream media, and the future of Black-owned and led businesses in America. … Read More

Report: How New Federal Antimerger Guidelines Can Roll Back Corporate Concentration and Build Local Power

Date: 29 Jun 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Earlier this year the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice announced plans to revise their merger guidelines, setting the stage for a new era in antitrust regulation. ILSR’s new report details how new federal antimerger guidelines can restore competition and build local power. … Read More

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