Open Markets Applauds New York Citizens For Stopping Amazon Raid on City Coffers

Open Markets Institute applauds the citizens, grass roots organizers, and local lawmakers who rejected the bad deal struck with Amazon last November by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

February 14, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, February 7, 2019: FTC Split Brings Tensions in Enforcement to the Fore — Progressive’s Tax Proposals and the Founders

In this issue, we map the new, deep divide on anti-monopoly philosophy at the FTC. And we explain why new calls to increase taxes on billionaires are part of an American anti-monopoly tradition that traces to Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams.

February 8, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets: The Podcast Market is Working and We Must Protect It

The Open Markets Institute calls for the Federal Trade Commission and European enforcers to block Spotify’s acquisition deals.

February 7, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Welcomes New Fellow: Beth Baltzan

Open Markets Institute today welcomed a new Fellow to our team, Beth Baltzan. In her position as a Fellow, Beth will focus on the impact of monopoly power on trade and its consequences for national security.

February 1, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Condemns FTC’s 3-2 Decision to Allow Staples to Buy Office Product Wholesaler That Supplies Staples Competitors

Open Markets Institute strongly condemns the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision to approve the merger of office supply giant Staples and the wholesale office supply distributor Essendant.

January 29, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, January 24, 2019: What Tim Cook Gets Wrong About Privacy — Congressman Proposes Bill to Fight Hospital Consolidation

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue we point out the shortcomings of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s big plan to promote privacy and highlight one Republican congressman’s ambitious plan to counter hospitals’ monopoly power. We also share two feature articles by Open Markets in the new Washington Monthly on how fighting monopoly can help Democrats win the Senate, and on the secret anti-monopoly powers of the FTC.

January 25, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets: “Monopoly is breaking America’s free press; it’s time to break monopoly”

Open Markets Institute calls on Congress and the Federal Trade Commission to immediately investigate how to protect America’s independent news media from the power and predatory business models of Google and Facebook.

January 24, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Calls on House Judiciary Committee to Take On Monopoly Power

Open Markets Institute sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler with recommendations on how to approach the problem of monopoly this Congressional session.

January 17, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, January 10, 2019: New House To Put Pressure on Antitrust Enforcement — Merger to Monopoly in Printing Industry

Happy New Year, and welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we offer a preview of what’s to come with the new Democratic House majority. And we reveal the merger to monopoly that could put control of every national print magazine in one corporation.

January 10, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, December 25, 2018: Happy Holidays — Best Anti-Monopoly Books of 2018 — The WWW Award

Happy Holidays from The Corner. In this special edition, we recommend the best anti-monopoly books from the past year, share a few articles that illuminate ways monopoly can ruin your holidays, and nominate a new Brookings report for our new WWW award, for Worst Washington White Paper of the year. Also, we celebrate OMI Editorial Director Phillip Longman’s debut as a television cartoon character, in a new episode of “Adam Ruins Everything.”

December 25, 2018  |  by Open Markets

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