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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
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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
articles
Why competition matters

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

August 7, 2018  |  by Barry C. Lynn
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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
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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
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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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Statement on New York Daily News Layoffs

Open Markets Institute’s Executive Director, Barry Lynn, responds.

July 25, 2018  |  by Open Markets
articles
How Contemporary Antitrust Robs Workers of Power

Sandeep explains why an antitrust enforcer anchored in consumer welfare is an antitrust enforcer anchored in anti-labor.

July 19, 2018  |  by Sandeep Vaheesan
articles
The Farm Group that’s Part of Rural America’s Crisis

Austin explains how the Iowa Farm Bureau is hurting rural communities.

July 12, 2018  |  by Open Markets
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The Corner Newsletter, July 13, 2018: Judge Kavanaugh: a Blessing to Big Business — Match Group’s March to Power — Amazon’s Latest Target: the Taxpayer

In this issue of The Corner, we look at U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s extreme pro-corporate record in antitrust cases. We report on the troubling implications of Match Group’s roll-up of dating apps and question its intentions. And we interview Stacy Mitchell on Amazon’s effort to grab power over your local government’s procurement business.

July 12, 2018  |  by Open Markets

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