Labor & Economic Freedom

Workers are the backbone of the American economy. But the growth of monopolies intensifies income inequality, suppresses wages, and erodes the political and economic well-being of workers.

The Old-School Answer to Global Trade

Date Published: April 5, 2019

Amid controversy over President Trump’s “new NAFTA”, Open Markets fellow Beth Baltzan joins the trade debate with a groundbreaking essay on the Washington Monthly calling for a bold rethink of America’s trade policies to curb corporate power, protect workers and the environment.

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Bloomberg: Labor Groups Petition U.S. FTC to Ban Non-Compete Clauses

Date Published: March 25, 2019

Bloomberg’s Josh Eidelson reports on Open Markets and its coalition members’ petition to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban non-compete clauses from employee contracts and speaks to Open Markets legal direct Sandeep Vaheesan and other signatories. Non-competes impact 30 million workers in America today.

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