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.
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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
Date Published: May 7, 2018
David Leonhardt recommended Lina Khan’s Yale Law Review article, 2017 Times op-ed, and Open Market Institute’s letter on Amazon’s business practices in his article about “the growing power of gigantic technology firms like Amazon” and “the larger problems that Big Tech behemoths are causing.”Continue Reading
Date Published: April 26, 2018
On Facebook’s earnings call last night, CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated the corporation’s enormous profits and fast-growing advertising business.Continue Reading
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