Our Antimonopoly Town Hall Draws Nearly 400 Small Businesses

Date: 25 Feb 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Independent business owners from across the country joined a roundtable with Congressman David Cicilline, Zephyr Teachout, other antitrust experts, and small business leaders. They detailed how Amazon’s growing dominance hurts independent businesses and what actions are needed from Congress to curb the power of Amazon and other monopolies.… Read More

In The Washington Post: Small Pharmacies Beat Big Chains at Delivering Vaccines. Don’t Look So Shocked

Date: 5 Feb 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the Washington Post, Stacy Mitchell explains why we shouldn’t be surprised that West Virginia and North Dakota’s independent pharmacies are beating the chains in vaccine distribution. The small pharmacies have proved remarkably nimble, while CVS and Walgreens have stumbled. … Read More

Over 60,000 Independent Biz Owners To Biden: Antitrust Reform Must Be Key Priority

Date: 5 Feb 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a letter sent to the White House yesterday and released today, 15 independent business associations representing over 60,000 business owners from across the country called on President Biden to appoint Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioners and leaders at the Department of Justice (DOJ) who are committed to using the full range of these agencies’ expansive powers, and avoid appointing executives, lobbyists, or lawyers for four Big Tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – to key positions overseeing and enforcing antitrust policy.  … Read More

Small Businesses Must Be Primary Focus of Federal Recovery Efforts

Date: 3 Dec 2020 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a policy briefing paper released today, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance forcefully argues that the immediate federal response to the Covid-19 crisis must focus on enabling small, independent businesses to weather the economic collapse, while longer term federal efforts need to tackle the larger structural obstacles that have long impeded small businesses and left them vulnerable to the current crisis.… Read More

Rebuilding Small Business for a Robust Recovery: A Federal Policy Agenda

Date: 3 Dec 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this policy brief, we argue that moving aggressively to rebuild small, independent businesses and reverse the concentration of corporate power would produce a more vigorous, equitable, and stable recovery. We lay out two dozen policy recommendations across a 6-point agenda to enable independent businesses to weather the pandemic and thrive and grow in its aftermath. … Read More

In The Nation, the Left Should Fight for Small Business

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

It’s hard to believe, but Democrats used to be the party of small business. In The Nation, Stacy Mitchell and Susan R. Holmberg argue that the left should once again embrace small business. Doing so is crucial to reversing inequality & rescuing democracy. It’s also key to winning Congress.
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