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Open Markets Congratulates Massachusetts State AG on Court Victory Over Facebook’s Withholding of Evidence

“We congratulate Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on her court victory against Facebook, which had refused to provide evidence demanded in her office’s subpoena,” said Open Markets Director of Enforcement Strategy Sally Hubbard today in a statement.

January 21, 2020  |  by Open Markets
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Open Markets’ Executive Director Barry Lynn: “We Applaud the Entrepreneurs Challenging Big Tech Monopolists.”

“We strongly support the entrepreneurs and independent businesses who are standing up to challenge the dominance of Facebook, Amazon, and Google over America’s markets,” said Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn in a statement today.

January 17, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Trump’s USDA Sides With Corporate Meatpackers Over Farmers, in Latest GIPSA Proposal

Claire Kelloway reports that the USDA thwarted a decade of efforts to help farmers seek justice for discrimination, retaliation, and unfair treatment by meatpackers. Trump’s USDA introduced new criteria to determine whether a meatpacker violated the Packers and Stockyards Act. This latest proposal omits several critical farmer protections from the previous rule and introduces new language that could codify abusive industry practices.

January 16, 2020  |  by Open Markets
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Christy Hoffman, Laura Quinn Join Open Markets’ Board of Directors

The Open Markets Institute is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors, Christy Hoffman and Laura Quinn, who will help lead the organization in the fight to protect democracy in America and around the world from dangerous concentrations of power and control.

January 15, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Q&A with Demos President Sabeel Rahman

K. Sabeel Rahman, the president of Demos, joined Open Markets researcher Udit Thakur to talk about the pitfalls of managerialism in policy-making, and what a truly democratic think-tank ecosystem might look like.

January 9, 2020  |  by Open Markets

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Monopoly power is all around us: as consumers, business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, and citizens. Due to extreme concentrations of wealth and political power, our country is experiencing severe economic inequality, stagnant household income, the collapse of business formation and innovation, and historic levels of political polarization. Our Concentration Crisis Report shows that such concentration is not unique to one or two economic sectors. It is persistent across a diverse range of industries.