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Fixing America: A Discussion on Monopolies and Fragile Repair Systems in a Time of Crisis


 

The Open Markets Institute and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) hosted a webinar to discuss how repair restrictions harm communities’ responses to the coronavirus and how we got here in the first place. Hear from the authors of a newly released report by Open Markets, “Fixing America: Breaking Manufacturers’ Aftermarket Monopoly and Restoring Consumers’ Right to Repair.” In this video, we cover what state legislators and federal regulators can do to build more open and resilient repair markets.

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