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.
Open Markets calls on America’s antitrust enforcers to block the McGraw-Hill/Cengage merger. American students already pay outrageous prices for textbooks. The mega-merger of McGraw-Hill and Cengage will not lower costs for students, but will almost definitely result in higher prices.
Open Markets Institute applauds Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) for calling for the break-up of the big tech platforms, and for accurately characterizing them as “engines for discrimination, harassment, misinformation and extremism.”
Open Markets Institute is one of 24 signatories to a coalition letter, organized by 4Competition, to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission strongly opposing the T-Mobile-Sprint merger.
The letter, signed by Open Markets, the Authors Guild, PEN America, and addressed to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, explains how the combination of Quad and LSC is a merger-to-monopoly in the long-run magazine printing market and an anticompetitive merger in the book printing market.
MWC 2019: Huawei Politics, Robots and Speedy 5G The New York Times,Adam Satariano The American-led campaign against Huawei hung over the giant tech conference in Barcelona. But most attendees were focused instead on new mobile phones and ultrafast wireless networks.
Today, the Open Markets Institute joined five law professors and one public interest group in a letter to the National Labor Relations Board criticizing a proposed rule that would make it harder for workers to organize and collectively bargain with franchise businesses.