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Entrepreneurship is essential to economic progress and to upward mobility. But market concentration in the services, retailing, and light manufacturing industries has removed the incentive for small business owners to innovate, compete, and invest in research and development.


Statement by Open Markets before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Antitrust on Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date Published: July 16, 2019

The Open Markets Institute submitted a statement for the record before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship on July 16, 2019.

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Big Box Retailers Discover the Virtues of Antitrust

Date Published: July 12, 2019

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and other national retailers, wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission last week demanding that the FTC examine “persistent oligopolies in other parts of the retail ecosystem.”

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In America today, wealth and political power are more concentrated than at any point in our country’s history.

The Open Markets Institute, formerly the Open Markets program at New America, was founded to protect liberty and democracy from these extreme -- and growing -- concentrations of private power.

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