Entrepreneurship & Independent Business
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 Signs on to Letter Opposing NLRB Change in Joint Employer Rule
January 14, 2019 | by Open Markets
The Uneasy Case Against Occupational Licensing (Part 2)
December 6, 2018 | by Sandeep Vaheesan
The Uneasy Case Against Occupational Licensing (Part 1)
November 30, 2018 | by Sandeep Vaheesan
Date Published: April 20, 2018
Greetings from Open Markets. In this issue of The Corner, we look at how the Zuckerberg hearings on the Hill may prove the beginning of the end for Facebook, and dig into the real reason for the escalating collapse of America’s independent car dealerships.Continue Reading
Date Published: December 15, 2017
By introducing a special rule for “two-sided” markets, the Second Circuit needlessly departed from a longstanding approach to antitrust law. Its new rule greatly raises the burden that a plaintiff in the “twosided” market context must carry at the very earliest stage of litigation. Not only is the new rule unjustified, it is pegged to a concept that is contested and ill-defined. Defendant companies ranging from airlines to chicken processors could reasonably claim that they meet the definition of “two-sided,” winning themselves more favorable judicial review.Continue Reading
Date Published: December 6, 2017
“To rebuild an economy that works for everyone, not just the big guys, it is critical to reduce concentrated power in our markets,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said at the Open Markets Institute event, America’s Monopoly Moment, this past week. Watch the event here.Continue Reading
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