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
Open Markets Signs on to Letter Opposing NLRB Change in Joint Employer Rule

Today, the Open Markets Institute joined five law professors and one public interest group in a letter to the National Labor Relations Board criticizing a proposed rule that would make it harder for workers to organize and collectively bargain with franchise businesses.

January 14, 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
Open Markets Submits Comment to Federal Trade Commission Calling for “Strong Vertical Merger Guidelines”

The Open Markets Institute submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission to underscore the need for new agency guidelines on vertical mergers and explain that the Department of Justice’s 1968 Merger Guidelines are a template on which the agencies should build.

December 31, 2018  |  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
The Corner Newsletter, December 13, 2018: Judge Wilkins Mentions OMI in AT&T Appeal — Location Data and Corporate Power — Pressure on Facebook Continues to Grow

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue we look at what The New York Times missed in its otherwise excellent recent story on location tracking by Google, Facebook, and app developers. We also put the UK Parliament’s release of the Six4Three documents in the context of rising anger around the world with Facebook’s abuses of power.

December 14, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, November 30, 2018: Pressure on FTC Builds — Two Opportunities to Work With Open Markets — OMI Releases “America’s Concentration Crisis”

In this issue of The Corner, we report on the fast-building pressure on the FTC to address Facebook’s abuse and misuse of its power, and we share some more details from our new report, “America’s Concentration Crisis.” We also announce two opportunities for reporters and future lawyers to work with Open Markets.

November 30, 2018  |  by Open Markets
America’s Concentration Crisis: An Open Markets Institute Report

Monopoly power is all around us: as consumers, business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, and citizens. When we purchase everything from washing machines to groceries, website domains to medical supplies, and even when we select a coffin for a recently deceased loved one, we are constrained by the small set of actors who increasingly control America’s commerce.

November 29, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Joins Public Interest Groups Calling for House Hearings on T-Mobile/Sprint

Open Markets joined public interest, consumer, and labor groups in sending a letter to leaders in the House calling for hearings on the pending merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

November 28, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Files Amicus Brief to US Supreme Court in Support of Petitioner in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailer Association v. Byrd

“Government—federal, state, and local—constructs and structures markets. All markets therefore reflect the political and moral concerns of the sovereign of the state, which in this case is the people of the United States expressing their wishes through an amendment to the Constitution,” writes the Open Markets Institute in its amicus brief in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd. Read the full brief here.

November 20, 2018  |  by Open Markets

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