In The Atlantic, Stacy Mitchell explains why Congress must reign in the monopoly power of these companies in order to restore balance to both our economy and our democracy.… Read More
The movement against Walmart in the mid-aughts was well-documented (and well led by our capable co-director Stacy Mitchell), but what of a similar movement against the latest retail behemoth Amazon? That is a question that The Atlantic‘s Alana Semuels is hoping to answer in her story, “A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon.”
For Semuels’ story, she reached out to Stacy Mitchell in order to get a sense of the policies that communities are adopting both to push out big-box stores and how that leaves them vulnerable for Amazon.… Read More
There’s so much writing about Amazon these days that it’s hard to know what to read. We recommend this piece from The Atlantic, which offers a nuanced look at what happens to communities when Amazon arrives, citing ILSR’s analysis.
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In this piece for The Atlantic, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell looks at the history of the anti-monopoly movement in the U.S. — and how today, as economic concentration soars, monopoly could again be just the word we need.… Read More
In reaction to the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon, mainstream thoughtful outlets, like The Atlantic, take a careful look at the growing market power of the e-commerce behemoth and cite our landmark Amazon report as evidence for the different things that are happening in the consolidation of our economy.… Read More