Open Markets Institute Applauds Sen. Warren’s Call to Break Up Amazon

The Open Markets team strongly supports Senator Warren’s call to separate the business of retailing from the business of making things.

September 14, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, September 6, 2018: Trump Is Actually Helping Google — Research Paper Overlooks Music Industry Consolidation

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we look at how the Trump Administration is helping Big Tech, and highlight how Spotify and other music platforms hurt musicians – and listeners.

September 7, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, August 23, 2018: Why the Paramount Consent Decrees Matter —Tech Giants Threaten Banking — An Overlooked Dissent at the FTC

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we argue that the Department of Justice should continue to prevent movie studios from buying theater chains. We also examine the potential harms of Facebook and other tech giants getting into the banking business, or simply into your bank account. And we look at why a lone dissent in an obscure FTC case is much more than it may first appear.

August 24, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Submits Comments to Federal Trade Commission for Upcoming “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century”

On Monday, August 20, the Open Markets Institute submitted three comments to the Federal Trade Commission for its upcoming “Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.” Read those comments here.

August 22, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Open Markets Amicus Brief Filed to DC Circuit Court of Appeals Regarding AT&T/Time Warner Merger

Read the amicus curiae brief filed by the Open Markets Institute on behalf of the U.S. government in its appeal of the merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

August 13, 2018  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, August 9, 2018: Sen. Warner and the “U” Word — New York Slams Brakes on Uber — Concentration, Consolidation, and Canada

This week, we highlight Sen. Mark Warner’s surprisingly tough proposal to regulate Google and other platform monopolists. We also look at how New York City turned to simple 20th century policies to fix its Uber problems. Finally, we point out how consolidation in Canada drives inequality.

August 9, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Why competition matters

Read The Economist’s interview with our Executive Director, Barry Lynn.

August 7, 2018  |  by Barry C. Lynn
Tom Carper: Senator DowDuPont

In his Forbes debut, Austin wrote that Senator Tom Carper’s conflicts of interest may explain why he did little to oppose a merger that is bad for Delaware.

August 1, 2018  |  by Austin Frerick
The Corner Newsletter, July 26, 2018: Trying to Turn Moby Dick into a Minnow — How T-Mobile and Sprint’s Pending Merger Could Hurt Rural Americans — The EU’s Google Shopping Fine One Year Later

In this issue, we ask whether the EU’s $2.7 billion fine on Google last year has fixed online shopping in Europe, identify some of the facts left out of a recent Wired article about Amazon, and examine how T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint merger would likely harm rural Americans.

July 26, 2018  |  by Open Markets
Google and Facebook are strangling the free press to death. Democracy is the loser

In the Guardian, Barry Lynn, Executive Director explains, that as gatekeepers to the news, Google and Facebook pose dangers to even the most successful outlets.

July 26, 2018  |  by Barry C. Lynn

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