Workers, Labor Markets, & Inequality
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.
Date Published: September 19, 2017The Open Markets Institute applauds the Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for recognizing that America has a monopoly problem and driving forward the conversation about how to address it. Continue 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, 2017In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system. Continue Reading
An Interview: Free markets killed capitalism: Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Amazon and the 1 percent’s sick triumph over us all
Date Published: June 29, 2017Monopoly is back: Barry Lynn on the concentration of American economic power — and how we can restore fairness Continue Reading
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