Hill Briefing: Breaking the Power of Big Tech

Date: 2 Sep 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR helped organize and participated in a briefing, cosponsored by more than 40 local and national economic and racial justice, small business, and antimonopoly groups, making the case for Congress to break up and regulate Big Tech. The event included opening remarks from Congressman David Cicilline followed by two lively panels. Watch! … Read More

Can the People Take Power Back From Big Tech? (Episode 107)

Date: 20 Aug 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Ron Knox discuss the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee’s recent hearing on monopoly power in online platforms, which featured testimony from the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google. The hearing was part of an in-depth, year-long investigation of anti-competitive behavior in these companies — the first time in more than 40 years that Congress has conducted a detailed investigation of monopoly power. … Read More

ILSR Joins Allies to Launch “Protect Our Restaurants” Campaign

Date: 18 Aug 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A coalition of 35 independent restaurants and economic justice organizations, including ILSR, today launched Protect Our Restaurants, a new organizing campaign aimed at exposing the unfair and uncompetitive practices used by dominant delivery apps to exploit small businesses, workers, and consumers.… Read More

In ProMarket: Big Tech is Officially Too Big to Manage

Date: 5 Aug 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last week, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee held Big Tech’s feet to the fire. They grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google about the power that these four companies have over the U.S. economy and our society. In light of this epic hearing, ILSR Legal Fellow writes in ProMarket that we are seeing a “monumental shift in the public debate surrounding Big Tech.”… Read More

Is Energy Still a “Natural Monopoly”? — Episode 109 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 30 Jul 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, an interview from ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Scott Hempling about the role of natural monopolies in markets seeking decentralization.… Read More

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