The Corner Newsletter, April 4, 2019: Open Markets Action’s Heartland Forum Tackles Regional Inequality

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we report on a forum, co-sponsored by Open Markets Action in Storm Lake, Iowa, in which five leading Democratic presidential candidates addressed the link between economic concentration and the declining fortunes of rural America.

April 4, 2019  |  by Open Markets
C-SPAN: Austin Frerick on Agriculture and Rural America

March 25, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, March 21, 2019: Open Markets Coalition Calls on FTC To Ban Noncompetes – UK Reports Fall Short of Fixes

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we cover our recent petition to the Federal Trade Commission, calling on it to ban non-compete clauses for all workers. We also discuss how a new report from the United Kingdom on digital competition falls short of actually addressing platform monopolists’ power.

March 21, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, March 7, 2019: How to Challenge Vertical Mergers

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we show where the Justice Department went wrong in its challenge to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. We also highlight several works recently put out by Open Markets opposing monopoly power.

March 7, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Op-Eds & Articles
Trump’s Big Tech Bluster

Open Markets reporter Matthew Buck and Legal Director Sandeep Vaheesan publish an op-ed on The New York Times highlighting that while President Trump’s tweets criticize Facebook and Google, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department is making life easier for potential monopolists in Silicon Valley.

March 6, 2019  |  by Matt Buck
Cato Institute: Who’s Afraid of Big Tech?

March 1, 2019  |  by Open Markets
Op-Eds & Articles
To Revive Rural America, We Must Fix Our Broken Food System

Open Markets fellow Austin Frerick argues on The American Conservative that America’s agricultural system has become extractive, and more and more of the profits are flowing to a few. It is little wonder that monopolies and corporate farms have grown more powerful at the expense of workers and family farmers.

February 27, 2019  |  by Austin Frerick
The Corner Newsletter, February 21, 2019: The Green New Deal’s Key to Success — FTC Commissioner Warns of Monopolists’ Harm to Democracy, Civil Rights

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we look at the Green New Deal and how anti-monopoly philosophy is key to reaching this audacious vision. We also highlight a warning by an FTC commissioner on the dangers that platform monopolists pose to democracy and civil rights.

February 21, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, February 7, 2019: FTC Split Brings Tensions in Enforcement to the Fore — Progressive’s Tax Proposals and the Founders

In this issue, we map the new, deep divide on anti-monopoly philosophy at the FTC. And we explain why new calls to increase taxes on billionaires are part of an American anti-monopoly tradition that traces to Franklin, Jefferson, and Adams.

February 8, 2019  |  by Open Markets
The Corner Newsletter, January 24, 2019: What Tim Cook Gets Wrong About Privacy — Congressman Proposes Bill to Fight Hospital Consolidation

Welcome to The Corner. In this issue we point out the shortcomings of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s big plan to promote privacy and highlight one Republican congressman’s ambitious plan to counter hospitals’ monopoly power. We also share two feature articles by Open Markets in the new Washington Monthly on how fighting monopoly can help Democrats win the Senate, and on the secret anti-monopoly powers of the FTC.

January 25, 2019  |  by Open Markets

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