Local Economy Bolstering Policies Cited by The Atlantic in Story on Amazon & Walmart

Date: 2 Mar 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

The Rise and Fall of the Word ‘Monopoly’ in American Life

Date: 20 Jun 2017 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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