Press Releases
Open Markets and Allies Reject Proposed Guidelines for Vertical Mergers as Bad Law and Bad Policy

The Open Markets Institute and our allies agree there is a pressing need for new vertical merger guidelines. The existing guidelines were fundamentally flawed when they were first introduced by the Reagan Administration in 1984. OMI and its allies call on the FTC and the DOJ to draft new guidelines consistent with the text and purpose of the Clayton Act and the DOJ’s 1968 Merger Guidelines.

February 26, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Press Releases
Barry Lynn Featured in PBS Frontline Episode on Amazon, Premiering Tuesday

Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn is interviewed in the Feb. 18 episode of the PBS documentary series Frontline, titled “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.”

February 18, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Amicus Briefs
Brief of Amicus Curiae by Open Markets Institute in Support of Defendants and Appellants in Junkermeier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. v. Alborn

On February 2, 2020, the Open Markets Institute filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in the State of Montana urging the Montana Supreme Court to hold all non-competes to be unenforceable.

February 12, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Press Releases
Open Markets: “T-Mobile/Sprint Ruling Legitimizes Monopoly”

“Judge Victor Marrero’s ruling allowing T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint further concentrates the national wireless market and empowers all corporations seeking dominance through mergers and acquisitions,” said Open Markets Legal Director Sandeep Vaheesan in a statement today.

February 11, 2020  |  by Open Markets
Press Releases
Open Markets Congratulates American Economic Liberties Project on Its Launch

The Open Markets Institute warmly congratulates the American Economic Liberties Project – headed by Sarah Miller, previously the deputy director of the Open Markets Institute – on its launch today.

February 11, 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.