Tech Giants Are the Robber Barons of Our Time

Kevin Carty published an article in the New York Post explaining how big tech’s monopolistic rule is hiding in plain sight.

February 5, 2018  |  by Kevin Carty
How Rural America Got Milked

Leah Douglas published an article in Washington Monthly explaining how corporate-run agricultural co-ops are squeezing the very farmers they’re supposed to protect.

January 29, 2018  |  by Leah Douglas
How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

Open Markets Institute Advisory Board Member Roger McNamee published an article in Washington Monthly explaining why the social media platform’s business model is such a threat—and what to do about it.

January 22, 2018  |  by Roger McNamee
Forget Consumer Welfare. This Antitrust Movement Targets Power Instead

The Open Markets Institute’s work documenting the effects of corporate concentration was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek.

January 18, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Why Universal Health Care Needs Antitrust

Phil Longman published an article in Democracy Journal about the need for antitrust enforcement to curb consolidation in the healthcare sector.

January 10, 2018  |  by Phil Longman
Open Markets Institute Presents at Senate Hearing on Consumer Welfare

Barry C. Lynn, Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute, testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor in a Sea of Doubt?”

December 14, 2017  |  by Barry C. Lynn
America’s Monopoly Moment | Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power

“To rebuild an economy that works for everyone, not just the big guys, it is critical to reduce concentrated power in our markets,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said at the Open Markets Institute event, America’s Monopoly Moment, this past week. Watch the event here.

December 6, 2017  |  by Open Markets
Amazon Bites Off Even More Monopoly Power

The company has established its level of dominance because of the failings of our current antitrust laws. To understand why, you first need to understand the scope of Amazon’s power.

June 21, 2017  |  by Lina Khan
The Decline of Black Business

And what it means for American democracy.

May 3, 2017  |  by Brian S. Feldman
Time to Fight Healthcare Monopolization

Compared to the discourse in the other party’s nomination process, the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over health-care reform may have seemed thoughtful and on point. Clinton argued that Sanders’s “Medicare for all” plan was too expensive to ever become law and was also a threat to the progress achieved by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sanders criticized Clinton for compromising the progressive goal of a single-payer system that would make health care a right.

October 2, 2016  |  by Phil Longman

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The Open Markets Institute uses journalism to promote greater awareness of the political and economic dangers of monopolization, identifies the changes in policy and law that cleared the way for such consolidation, and fosters discussions with policymakers and citizens as to how to update America’s traditional political economic principles for our 21st century digital society.

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