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Online intermediaries have emerged as the railroad monopolies of the 21st century, controlling access to market and increasingly determining who wins and who loses in today’s economy. Their dominance drives inequality and afflicts citizens and business-owners in all corners of American society.


New York Should Say No to Amazon

Date Published: November 9, 2018

In The New York Times, Open Markets board member Zephyr Teachout writes that a city that thrives on the energy of its neighborhood merchants should not offer incentives and giveaways to an internet giant known for squashing small businesses.

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