Free Press & Platform Monopolies
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.
How E.U.’s Google Fine Explains High Cellphone Costs in the U.S.
July 24, 2018 | by Luigi Zingales
Business Insider: Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook
July 22, 2018 | by Open Markets
Investopedia: Google: Will EU’s $5B Fine Curb Its Dominance?
July 18, 2018 | by Open Markets
Date Published: June 27, 2018
Matt explains the danger the individual citizen faces by endorsing the business model of total surveillance and discrimination and the recent AT&T Supreme Court decision.Continue Reading
Date Published: June 19, 2018Continue Reading
Date Published: June 17, 2018
Barry explains why the US government is right to oppose the mega-merger a judge allowed this week and why an appeal must follow.Continue Reading
Date Published: June 13, 2018
Lina Khan and Barry Lynn explained how the current antitrust standard lets big corporations dominate the industries they’re in.Continue Reading
Date Published: June 12, 2018
In response to Judge Richard Leon’s decision in the AT&T/Time Warner case today, the Open Markets Institute has released the following statement:
Earlier today, Judge Richard Leon permitted the mega-merger between AT&T and Time Warner to proceed. The decision is a big loss for the public. The vertical integration between a distributor – AT&T – and a creator of entertainment – Time Warner – paves the way for an even more concentrated and closed telecommunications industry.Continue Reading
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