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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. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Amazon's Attempt to Squeeze Public Libraries and Lina Khan's Nomination to the Federal Trade Commission

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss how Amazon is attempting to replace public libraries by refusing to sell them its eBooks and the nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission.       Am…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 8:21 PM

Food & Power - Independent Grocers Call on Congress to Revive a Forgotten Antimonopoly Law

The DOJ and the FTC put a law banning retail price discrimination on the shelf. A group of independent grocers want to see it revisited. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 11:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Executive Director Barry Lynn’s Congressional Testimony Concerning Competition Policy in the 21st century, the Filling of our Most Recent Amici Curiae Brief Supporting Student Athletes Against the NCAA, &

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss Open Markets Executive Director Barry Lynn’s congressional testimony concerning competition policy in the 21st century, the filling of our most recent amici curiae brief supporting student a…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 12:15 AM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses President Biden’s Executive Orders Addressing the Resiliency of US Supply Chains and the Spinning off of Maryland Newspapers to the Sunlight for All Institute

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss President Biden’s executive orders addressing the resiliency of U.S. supply chains and the spinning off of Maryland newspapers to the Sunlight for All Institute.       …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Food & Power - Farmers in India Lead the Fight Against Corporate Agriculture

Thousands of farmers in months-long protest challenge the neoliberal doctrine that unregulated markets will provide them more “freedom.” ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 12:30 AM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses How EU efforts to Regulate Big Tech are Failing, Sen. Klobuchar’s Proposed Antitrust Law, and How a New Bill Amending Section 230 Strikes Careful Balance in the Regulation of Online Speech

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss how efforts by the European Union to regulate Big Tech are failing, Senator Klobuchar’s newly proposed antitrust law, and how a new bill amending Section 230 strikes a careful balance in the…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Food & Power - Tyson, JBS, and Other Packers Pay Millions to Settle Poultry and Pork Price-Fixing Suits

While hundreds of millions for cheated customers is nothing to sneeze at, it is not clear if these settlements will discourage future collusion. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 10:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses a Letter Sent to the DOJ to Block Bertelsmann's Roll Up of the Book Market and Whether Rebecca Slaughter Make the FTC an Antimonopoly Powerhouse

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss a Letter sent to the DOJ to block Bertelsmann's roll up of the book market and whether Rebecca Slaughter make the FTC an antimonopoly powerhouse       Open Market…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 1:00 AM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Amazon’s and Google’s Shutdown of Parler and Whether Merrick Garland Be the Scourge of Private Monopoly

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss our statement on Amazon’s and Google’s shutdown of Parler and whether Merrick Garland will be the scourge of private monopoly.       Open Markets Statement on Ama…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 12:30 AM

Food & Power - Trump Administration Disappoints Farmer Advocates with Last-Minute Rulemaking

The Trump administration finalized narrow and industry-friendly rules that will leave farmers with little recourse if they are abused by meatpackers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 3:01 PM

The Next Stage in the Fight for Democracy

Dear Friends,Wow – what a way to finish a decade. Three antitrust lawsuits against Google, two against Facebook, and the most important Congressional investigation of private power in a century by the Cicilline Committee. When we launched Open Markets in 2011, …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 5:20 PM

Food & Power - How Monopolists Took Over Trash Collection and Undermined Recycling and Composting

By rolling up an inherently local industry, Big Waste pushed out thousands of local businesses, drove up costs, and hurt the planet. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 19, 2020 at 12:15 AM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Reviews the Historic Series of Lawsuits Targeting Google and Facebook and We Also Explain Our Recent Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court to Head off a Legal Threat to the FTC’s Authority.

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we review the historic series of lawsuits targeting Google and Facebook the past two weeks and discuss why these moves don’t go far enough. We also explain our recent amicus brief to the Supreme Court …