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Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Microsoft’s Latest Play for Gaming Market Share; Bill on Self-Preferencing Gets Bipartisan Boost

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at Microsoft’s move to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard and the Klobuchar-Grassley bill targeting self-preferencing — which recently advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Commi…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 6:13 PM

Food & Power - Inflation Doesn’t Explain Historic Corporate Profits — Monopoly Power Does

Claire Kelloway weighs in on the role of market power in rising food prices (and profit margins) for Time. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 6:28 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Europe’s Digital Markets Act May Be a Game Changer; The Dangers of Big Tech’s Payment Platforms; Open Markets’ Best of 2021

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss how Europe’s Digital Markets Act could make a global impact and the risks of Big Tech’s payment systems. We also take a look at Open Markets’ top accomplishments in 2021.     …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 10:31 PM

Food & Power - White House Pushes Plan for Fairer Meat Markets – Will it Work?

The Biden administration will invest $1 billion in new plants and issue new rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act. Will this help bring down meat prices? ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 10:06 PM

The Corner Newsletter: How Monopolies Are Driving High Inflation; Open Markets’ Testimony on Supply Chain Crisis, Risks of Stablecoins

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we look at the role monopolists are playing in stoking today’s high inflation, and we highlight our recent congressional testimony on the supply chain crisis and the risks of stablecoins.    …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 9:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Breaking Google and Facebook’s Duopoly Over Digital Ads; Fixing the Risks of Amazon Web Services’ Dominance and Facebook’s Crypto Asset Pilot

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we explore ways to break Google and Facebook’s power in digital advertising and how to address the dangers of Amazon Web Services’ and Facebook’s crypto asset pilot.       H…
Barry Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 8:14 PM

Do you like what we do at Open Markets? Help us stop monopolies for #GivingTuesday!

  Dear Friends, When we started the Open Markets Institute the idea of fighting corporate concentration was far from popular— but years of effort are finally paying off.This is a historic moment: The public is with us and lawmakers are listening to us. T…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 5:42 PM

Food & Power - Talking Turkey

Turkey pricing issues predate the pandemic, and other Thanksgiving-related reads. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 8:15 PM

Open Markets Discusses Facebook’s Ray-Ban Glasses, a Hearing on Cryptopcurrency’s Systemic Risks, and Kanter’s Confirmation to Lead DOJ Antitrust

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at Facebook’s smart-glasses partnership with the eyewear monopolist Luxottica, Alexis Goldstein’s testimony on regulatory gaps in cryptocurrency, and Jonathan Kanter’s confirmatio…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 10:26 PM

Food & Power - Biden’s Farm Methane Plan Could Worsen Consolidation and Pollution

Government subsidies to build methane biodigesters encourage a dirty industry to expand. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 8:10 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses the DOJ’s Move to Block Takeover of Simon & Schuster, How Surveillance Advertising Has Devastated User Privacy

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at the DOJ’s move to block Penguin Random House’s proposed takeover of Simon & Schuster, and how surveillance advertising has harmed user privacy.       …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 9:49 PM

Food & Power - Can Trust Busters Help Deter Union Busters?

Violating labor laws could be considered an unfair method of competition. The FTC has the power to clarify. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses FTC’s Scrutiny of Zillow’s Aggressive Acquisition Strategy

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss Zillow’s aggressive strategy to expand its reach in the real estate market — and how its recent acquisition is facing heightened scrutiny from the FTC.        FTC…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 9:33 PM

Food & Power - The Iowa Farmer Group Backed by an Insurance Company

The Iowa Farm Bureau sells itself as a member-driven organization, but dividends from a financial services firm pay most its bills and executives ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 6:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: ​​Open Markets Discusses Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ Plan, How Antitrust Reforms Can Help Workers, Chopra Confirmed to Lead CFPB

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at Google’s “Privacy Sandbox” proposal to replace “cookies,” how antitrust reforms can increase the power of workers, and Rohit Chopra’s confirmation as CFPB director.    …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 8:24 PM

Food & Power - Private Carbon Payment Programs Funnel Farm Data to Big Ag

As Big Ag gets into the business of buying and selling carbon credits, they also get access to lots of farm-level data. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 24, 2021 at 9:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: ​​Open Markets Discusses The Aftermath of Epic Games v. Apple and Our Event on Journalism’s Power and Fragility

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the implications of the Epic Games v. Apple decision and our recent webinar on the power, potential, and fragility of the news industry.       Epic Games v. Apple…
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 1:52 PM

TOMORROW: Join us for a discussion with Nikki Usher and Matt Thompson

News for the Rich, White, and Blue:  A Discussion with Nikki Usher and Matt Thompson   Please join us tomorrow, September 22 12 - 1pm ET     RSVP Professor Nikki Usher and the New York Times’ Matt Thompson will discuss Usher’s new book, “Ne…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
September 16, 2021 at 10:26 PM

Food & Power - FTC Vote to Repeal Vertical Merger Guidelines Signals Shift to Stronger Enforcement

Antitrust agencies have had a light touch on vertical merger enforcement for decades. That may be about to change. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: ​​Open Markets Discusses Facebook’s Move to Block Independent Research, An Upcoming Event on Journalism’s Power and Potential, and Regulation of Alcohol Markets

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine Facebook’s move to block independent research of social media and the regulation of alcohol markets. We also announce details about a Sept. 22 webinar on the power, challenges, and potential…
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Join us for a discussion with Nikki Usher on her new book: News for the Rich, White, and Blue

News for the Rich, White, and Blue:  A Discussion with Nikki Usher and Matt Thompson   Please join us September 22 12 - 1pm ET   RSVP   Professor Nikki Usher and the New York Times’ Matt Thompson will discuss Usher’s new book, “News for the…
Daniel Hanley, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Thank You! Without you, I would not be able to do this work.

Dear Friends,The movement Open Markets helped launch in the 2010s formed in response to an increasing recognition that corporate monopolies are to blame for a wide array of social, political, and economic inequity within the American economy. Monopolies destroy…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 9:29 PM

Food & Power - Multinational Meatpackers Move in on Aquaculture

JBS wants to buy Australia's 2nd largest salmon business, supercharging fears about factory farms of the seas. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
August 19, 2021 at 10:57 PM

Food & Power - Cargill, Continental Grain Take Over Chicken Leader Sanderson Farms for $4.5 Billion

As poutlry corporations face price- and wage-fixing scandals, Cargill and Conti want to further consolidate the industry. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: ​​Open Markets Examines NYC's Delivery-App Mandate to Share Data with Restaurants, the Dangers of a Crypto Tax Carveout, and How to Revive Railroads

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss NYC’s data-sharing mandate for restaurant delivery apps, the fight for a crypto tax-reporting carveout, and how to realize the promise of the massive railroad funding in the infrastructure b…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Q&A with Olivia Watkins President of the Black Farmer Fund

For the final installment of our series on farmland investment, Humon Heidarian spoke with Olivia Watkins, co-founder of the Black Farmer Fund. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines Nomination of Kanter to Lead DOJ Antitrust Division, House Committee Vote to Limit Threat Posed by 'Family Offices'

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we applaud the nomination of Jonathan Kanter as head of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and a House committee’s move to limit the threats posed by family-controlled investment funds. …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Your Support Has Transformed How Washington Views Anti-Monopoly Policy

ICYMI: “How Joe Biden Became A Trust Buster”Barry Lynn, Critical Player in Creating today’s Anti-Monopoly Movement, Shaped Biden’s Views on Antitrust Enforcement On Monday, HuffPost published a piece, titled, “How Joe Biden Became A Trust Buster,” which tak…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Deep Pockets in Farmland Investment Exacerbates Racial Inequities

Food & Power presents the second article in a three-part series examining the influence of farmland investing on equity and the future of food. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Biden’s Executive Order Revolutionizes Fight To Rebuild Democracy and Break Monopoly

Dear Friends,On July 9, President Joe Biden did something extraordinary. With his Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, he embraced a new idea of America. Or rather, the president embraced the original idea – that government exist…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 11:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines The Executive Order on Competition, Amazon’s Surveillance Practices, Building Resilient Food Supply Chains, and the Risks of Cryptocurrency

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at the White House’s executive order on competition, Amazon’s far-reaching surveillance practices, building resilient food supply chains, and the systemic risks of cryptocurrency.…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 5:06 PM

Food & Power Bonus: What Biden’s Executive Order on Competition Means for Food Systems

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here, and to share this story click here. Photo courtesy of iStock What Biden’s Executive Order on Competition Means for Food Systems   Last Friday, President Joe Biden s…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 8:33 PM

The Financier Farmland Rush is Bad for Racial Equity and the Environment

Food & Power presents the first article in a three-part series examining the influence of farmland investing on equity and the future of food. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Nikki Usher’s Upcoming Book, Barry Lynn’s Latest Article, NCAA v. Alston’s Implications, and Congressional Legislation Aimed at Reining in Big Tech

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss CJL Fellow Nikki Usher’s upcoming book, Barry Lynn’s newest publication in Foreign Affairs, the consequences and potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on student-athlete compensat…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 9:54 PM

Food & Power - USDA Invests Big in Food Assistance, Food Box Program Provides Cautionary Tale

USDA intended to buy local in its pandemic Food Box program, but many lost out when new criteria favored the lowest bidder. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses the Appointment of Lina Khan as Chairwoman of the FTC and the Release of Five House Antitrust Bills Aimed at Taking Down Big Tech

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the appointment of Lina Khan as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and the release of five House antitrust bills aimed at taking down Big Tech.         Li…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 6:59 PM

Food & Power - Cyberattacks Aren’t the Only Issue in America’s Concentrated Cattle Market

Lawmakers and ranchers want answers from antitrust enforcers about rising consumer beef prices and stagnant live cattle prices. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses the Dangers of Health Care Monopolies — and How the VA Hospital System Can Help to Combat Them

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the dangers of health care monopolies — and how the VA hospital system can help to combat them.        Longman Testifies About How the VA Helps Fight Hospital Mon…
Claie Kelloway · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 8:40 PM

Food & Power - California Bill Would Increase Wages and Protections for Fast Food Workers, Hold Corporations Accountable

Strict contracts push franchisees to profit off exploiting workers. A new California bill could change that. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses the Important Lesson to be Learned from AT&T’s Failed Acquisition of WarnerMedia

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue we discuss the important lesson to be learned from AT&T’s failed acquisition of WarnerMedia: Mergers need more scrutiny.        The Lesson from AT&T’s Failed Acquisit…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Food & Power - Tech Giants Burn Cash on Grocery Delivery, But at What Expense?

No one seems to know how to offer quick, profitable grocery delivery without gouging grocers or exploiting workers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 8:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses President Biden's Hints at Transforming U.S. Industrial Policy and Details the Federal Trade Commission's New Report on Right to Repair

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss President Biden's address to Congress and his hints at transforming U.S. industrial policy and detail the Federal Trade Commission's newly released report on right to repair.     …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Food & Power - Congress and Corporations Push Private Carbon Markets, But Equity and Accuracy Concerns Loom Large

Congress could soon pass a bill to grow private carbon markets, but critics fear greenwashing and little climate progress. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Conference About How to Protect the Free Press and Democracy, Dan Froomkin’s Expose of How Facebook Funnels Dark Money to The New York Times, and Beth Baltzan Joining Biden Administration

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we share highlights from the Open Markets Institute’s all-day conference on how to protect the free press and democracy from Google and Facebook, we highlight Dan Froomkin‘s Open Markets-funded expose …
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM

TOMORROW - Join us for After Google and Facebook feat. Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Cicilline, and Keith Ellison

After Google and Facebook: The Future of Journalism & Democracy Livestreaming Tomorrow, April 20 RSVP   The Center for Journalism & Liberty of the Open Markets Institute, in cooperation with the Washington Monthly, is hosting a daylong …
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 7:45 PM

YOU'RE INVITED - Join us Tuesday 4/20 for conference feat. Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Cicilline, and Keith Ellison

After Google and Facebook: The Future of Journalism & Democracy Livestreaming Tuesday, April 20 RSVP   The Center for Journalism & Liberty of the Open Markets Institute, in cooperation with the Washington Monthly, is hosting a daylong virt…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 7:37 PM

Food & Power - Food and Environmental Justice Groups Petition EPA to Regulate Dairy and Hog Methane

Methane emissions from industrial hog and dairy operations are rising and contributing to climate change, yet the industry faces little regulation. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses the Student-Athlete Supreme Court Case, Apple's Race to Acquire AI Companies, and Comment on the Suez Canal Incident

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the Student-Athlete compensation antitrust case at the Supreme Court, Apple's race to acquire AI companies, and comment on the Suez Canal ship incident.        Th…
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 2:31 PM

RSVP for After Google and Facebook: The Future of Journalism & Democracy

After Google and Facebook: The Future of Journalism & Democracy Save the Date: April 20, 2021 RSVP   The Center for Journalism & Liberty of the Open Markets Institute plans to host a day-long virtual conference Tuesday April 20, 2021. The …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Food & Power - Railroad Merger Raises Larger Concerns About Competition on the Tracks

America has a railroad monopoly problem, but merging the smallest Class I carriers won’t solve it. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…