After Three Decades of Neglect, Antitrust Is Back on the Democratic Platform

Date: 4 Aug 2016 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For the first time in 28 years, the Democratic Party platform calls for vigorous, stepped-up enforcement of our anti-monopoly laws. This remarkable shift in policy was made possible in part by the Bernie Sanders movement, but it’s also the product of years of advocacy by scholars and activists who believe that high levels of concentration in banking, retail, agribusiness and other sectors are ravaging our economy and democracy.… Read More

With New Wave of Mega-Mergers, the Big Aim to Get Bigger

Date: 23 Nov 2015 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recent years have been record ones for mergers and acquisitions. While much of this concentration is invisible to most of us, its effects ripple throughout all areas of the economy.                … Read More

Stacy Mitchell Speaks at American Antitrust Institute’s “Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Antitrust”

Date: 2 Sep 2015 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In these remarks, made on a panel at an American Antitrust Institute event, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell makes the case that the national thinking on antitrust has gone awry since the 1970s, when antitrust shifted away from its longstanding goal of maintaining robust competition to focus instead on efficiency and low prices.               
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Why Glass-Steagall Should Be a Key Issue During the 2016 Campaign

Date: 17 Jul 2015 | posted in: Banking | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a 2016 campaign season already dominated by candidates’ pursuit of Wall Street donations, how to regulate the banking sector remains one of the most pressing issues facing the country. The Glass-Steagall Act is becoming, and should remain, a key part of the debate.… Read More

One in Four Local Banks Has Vanished since 2008. Here’s What’s Causing the Decline and Why We Should Treat It as a National Crisis.

Date: 5 May 2015 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The precipitous decline in the number of community banks in recent years is a national crisis, and there’s a fierce debate underway right now about what’s to blame.… Read More

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