Historically, Americans have joined together across party lines to contain political corruption by containing monopolies. It’s a lesson we need to learn again. Anti-monopoly policies that de-concentrate business prevent excessive concentrations of economic power so that democracy and freedom can flourish.
Open Markets Institute Presents at Senate Hearing on Consumer Welfare
December 14, 2017 | by Barry C. Lynn
America’s Monopoly Moment | Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power
December 6, 2017 | by Open Markets
Pelosi’s Pity Problem
November 30, 2017 | by Matt Stoller
Date Published: November 8, 2017
Watch this discussion with Senator Al Franken on Net Neutrality, Monopoly, and our Democracy. Nov. 8, 2017Continue Reading
With Amazon on the rise and a business tycoon in the White House, can a new generation of Democrats return the party to its trust-busting roots?
Date Published: July 13, 2017
In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system.Continue Reading
Date Published: June 28, 2017
He had opportunities to help the working class, and he passed them up.Continue Reading
Date Published: June 1, 2017
The American consumer enjoys more choices than ever before, or so it seems. A trip to the grocery store reveals aisle after aisle of varied products marketed under countless brand names to countless specifications. Big e-commerce sites like Amazon feature a still greater plethora of choices.
Yet all is not what appears to be. Take eyeglasses, for example.Continue Reading
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