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
The Corner Newsletter: November 16, 2018: Open Markets Calls for Communities to Investigate Amazon — Key Committee Chairs in the House of the 116th Congress

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we condemn Amazon’s HQ2 decision, and call on Congress to reopen an Office of Technology Assessment. And we look at who might chair some key committees in the next House of Representatives.

November 16, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, November 2, 2018: The Case for Small Business Collusion — What Supporters of Airline Deregulation Still Overlook

In this issue, we criticize the FTC for targeting the little while letting the big play. And we wonder why the Brookings Institution is perpetuating the myth airline deregulation worked.

November 2, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, October 18, 2018: Entrepreneurs and Investors Take Stand Against Monopoly at “Right to Compete” Event — Remembering Robert Pitofsky

In this issue, we highlight the powerful speeches of Sens. Booker, Capito, Warner, and SEC Commissioner Jackson at Open Markets’ “Right to Compete” conference. And we remember the life and legacy of former FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky.

October 19, 2018  |  by Open Markets
A Right to Compete: Are Monopolies Crushing Entrepreneurship?

Watch our conference, “A Right to Compete: Are Monopolies Crushing Entrepreneurship?,” hosted by the Open Markets Institute and Village Capital this past Thursday, October 11.

October 4, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, October 4, 2018: Railroads Squeeze Farmers and Manufacturers for Wall Street — SEC Commissioner Jackson on the Concentration Problem Hurting Small Businesses

In this issue, we look at how Wall Street chokes America’s railroads, in turn hurting manufacturers, farmers, and the economy. And SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson explains how an investment banking cartel for IPOs hurts growing small and midsize businesses.

October 4, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Institute Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of iPhone Owners Challenging Apple’s Retail Monopoly Over iPhone Apps

Today, the Open Markets Institute filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Apple, Inc. v. Pepper. In this case, the Court will decide whether iPhone users can sue Apple for damages resulting from the company’s monopolization of the distribution of iPhone apps.

October 1, 2018  |  by Open Markets

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