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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 balanc…
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       Ope…
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 Statemen…
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 …
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 Suprem…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
December 10, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Food & Power - Supreme Court Weighs Corporate Liability for Child Laborers on Cocoa Farms

Nestle and Cargill's challenge of child slavery charges raises bigger questions about corporate power and accountability in global supply chains.͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 3, 2020 at 8:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Explains Why the Justice Department Should Stop a Proposed Merger Among Giant Publishers, and We Discuss Our New Report on Vaccines, Which Lays Out a Plan for the Biden Administration to Stop the Next Pandemic

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we explain why the Justice Department should stop a proposed merger among giant publishers, and we discuss our new report on vaccines, which lays out a plan for the Biden administration to stop…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 5:45 PM

#GivingTuesday: Join Open Markets in Taking the Fight to Monopolists

  Dear Friends,  This last year has been truly harrowing for all Americans. The Covid-19 crisis has bluntly demonstrated the dangers of monopoly through the shortages of PPE and vital drugs. The pandemic also enabled monopolists like Amazon and Ty…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 11:15 PM

Food & Power - Consolidation Creates Dangerous and Fragile Food Systems, Report Argues

Report argues our consolidated food system vests too much decision-making power in a few private actors who do not have the public interest at heart.͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏…
Open Markets Institute and Family Farm Action Alliance · [email protected]
November 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Join Sen. Cory Booker and Dr. Mary Hendrickson to Discuss Groundbreaking Food System Report

PLEASE JOIN OUR PUBLIC CONVERSATION WITH Sen. Cory Booker and Dr. Mary Hendrickson  TO LAUNCH A GROUNDBREAKING REPORT, "THE FOOD SYSTEM: CONCENTRATION AND ITS IMPACTS"   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH at 12 P.M. ET Click to Register   …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
November 12, 2020 at 6:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines Nov. 3 Ballot Initiatives That Aimed to Rein in Corporate Power, and We Break Down the European Union’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit Against Amazon

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine Nov. 3 ballot initiatives that aimed to rein in corporate power, and we break down the European Union’s groundbreaking lawsuit against Amazon.       Elect…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
November 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM

Food & Power’s Five-Year Anniversary – Q&A With Leah Douglas, RSVP for Webinar with Dr. Mary Hendrickson and Sen. Cory Booker

After five years covering corporate power in the food system, Food & Power has a new look and website! Also save the date for an upcoming webinar.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 7:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Announces the Publication of Sally Hubbard’s new book, Monopolies Suck, and We Showcase Three Groundbreaking Articles by the Center for Journalism & Liberty Analyzing the Crisis of the News Industry in America

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we announce the publication of Sally Hubbard’s new book, Monopolies Suck, and we showcase three groundbreaking articles by the Center for Journalism & Liberty analyzing the crisis of the ne…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 9:22 PM

Food & Power - What Pilgrim’s Guilty Plea Means for Poultry Price-Fixing Allegations

Pilgrim's is the first corporation to plead guilty in the feds' poultry price-fixing investgation. What does this mean for dozens of private suits?‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 6:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Breaks Down the House Antitrust Subcommittee’s Report on Big Tech and Showcase Barry Lynn’s Keynote Speech to the OECD Exposing the Damage Done to the World Economy by Neoliberal Ideology

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we break down the House antitrust subcommittee’s report on Big Tech and showcase Barry Lynn’s keynote speech to the OECD exposing the damage done to the world economy by neoliberal ideology. …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 7:45 PM

Food & Power - EPA Permit for Experimental Ocean Fish Farm Sparks Environmental and Economic Debate

The White House wants to open federal waters to fish farms - will they provide sustainable protein or exploit public resources for private profit?‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
October 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Announces the Release of Barry Lynn’s New Book, Liberty from All Masters, and We Showcase Five Groundbreaking Reports by Open Markets’ Center for Journalism & Liberty That Investigate America's Journalism Crisis

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we announce the release of Barry Lynn’s new book, Liberty from All Masters, and we showcase five groundbreaking reports by Open Markets’ Center for Journalism & Liberty that investigate the…
Barry Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 11:01 PM

My new book “Liberty from All Masters” is out tomorrow

Dear Friends, I am writing to encourage you to check out my new book Liberty from All Masters, which St. Martin’s Press is publishing first thing tomorrow.  In Liberty, I offer a truly hopeful vision of the future. Yes, I do issue a stark new warning, a…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM

Food & Power - Judge Affirms Poultry Worker Wage-Fixing Claims But Demands More Details for Largest Offenders

Big Meat faces charges for a massive conspiracy to suppress workers wages but critical corporations may be off the hook without more facts.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 11:04 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines the Dangerous Strategy Behind the Spate of Shopping Mall Acquisitions and Introduce Our New Report on Agricultural Cooperatives That Details How to Restore this Traditional Form of Joint Ownership

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we introduce our new report on Amazon, which reveals how the corporation built a surveillance infrastructure to monitor its workers’ every move, and we announce the Oct. 27 publication of Monop…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
September 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Food & Power - Can Amazon’s New Grocery Store Challenge Mainstream Supermarkets?

Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition didn't touch the likes of Kroger or Walmart. But will their lean new Amazon Fresh stores start taking market share?‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
September 3, 2020 at 7:15 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Introduces a New Report on Amazon's Surveillance Infrastructure to Monitor its Workers, and we Announce the Oct. 27 Publication of Monopolies Suck, a New Book From Sally Hubbard

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we introduce our new report on Amazon, which reveals how the corporation built a surveillance infrastructure to monitor its workers’ every move, and we announce the Oct. 27 publication of Monop…
OpenMarkets · [email protected]
September 1, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Where do we go next for antitrust? Join The Markup and Open Markets on Thursday at noon ET to discuss

  Antitrust: Where Do We Go Next?       Hi there, Open Markets Institute is excited to invite you to join us for a conversation between Julia Angwin, editor-in-chief of The Markup, and our executive director, Barry Lynn, titled “Antitrust: Wh…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
August 27, 2020 at 6:23 PM

Food & Power - Consumers, Small Meatpackers, and Labor Lose Their Voice to Corporate Packers on USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee, Violating Charter

Trump's USDA appointed 10 new members to food safety advisory panel. JBS got a seat. Consumers, workers, and small packers did not.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
August 20, 2020 at 5:02 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Presents Four Important New Books That Reveal How so Much of our Economic and Social Lives Have Fallen Under the Control of Immensely Powerful Private Corporations

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we present four important new books that reveal in rich — and alarming — detail how so much of our economic and social lives have fallen under the control of immensely powerful private corporat…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Food & Power - JBS Aims to Shutter Critical Western US Lamb Processor, DOJ Issues a “Standstill” Order

This Colorado plant processed as much as one fifth of all U.S. lamb. JBS, a major lamb importer, bought it last month only to shut it down.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
August 4, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Reminder: Building a Truly ‘Public’ Health Care System Webinar – August 6, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Open Markets Institute invites you to the second in a two-part panel series focused on how concentration in the American hospital sector is creating a crisis in care quality. Building a Truly ‘Public’ Health Care System  Thursday, August 6 at 1 p.m. EDT…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Food & Power - Monopolists Spying on Food Stamp Recipients

In the American Prospect, Claire Kelloway writes how USDA's online SNAP pilot exposes users to surveillance and predatory marketing.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Building a Truly ‘Public’ Health Care System – August 6, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Open Markets Institute invites you to the second in a two-part panel series focused on how concentration in the American hospital sector is creating a crisis in care quality. Building a Truly ‘Public’ Health Care System  Thursday, August 6 at 1 p.m. EDT…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 23, 2020 at 8:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Explains How Exclusionary Contracts Result in a Form of Secret Monopolization, and Detail Open Markets’ Demand That the FTC Ban the Practice. We Also Encourage Reading ILSR’s Guide to State Antitrust Enforcement

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we explain how exclusionary contracts can result in a form of secret monopolization, and we detail Open Markets’ demand that the FTC ban the practice. We also encourage you to read ILSR’s groun…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
July 15, 2020 at 10:35 PM

Food & Power - Food Worker Organizations File USDA Civil Rights Complaint Against Meatpackers for Exposing Workers of Color to COVID-19

Tyson and JBS ignored federal guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 among frontline plant workers, who are predominantly people of color.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry Lynn · [email protected]
July 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Announcing Barry Lynn’s New Book: Liberty From All Masters

  Dear Friends,  The Open Markets Institute is pleased to let you know that St. Martin’s Press will publish Barry Lynn’s new book, LIBERTY FROM ALL MASTERS, on September 29. LIBERTY FROM ALL MASTERS is the culminating work of Barry’s 20-year study of how …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 9, 2020 at 6:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Introduces a Groundbreaking Study That Details How U.S. Hospitals Fail Their Communities

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we introduce a groundbreaking study that details how U.S. hospitals fail their communities, as Open Markets’ scholars helped lead the research that produced these surprising and disturbing find…
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
July 8, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Reminder: Best Hospitals for America – July 14, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Open Markets Institute, along with the Washington Monthly and the LOWN Institute, want to invite you to the first in a two-part panel series focused on how concentration in the American hospital sector is creating a crisis in care quality. Best Hospital…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Food & Power - Attorney General Directed Agriculture Antitrust Investigations to Harass Cannabis Businesses, Whistleblower Says

Cannabis merger investigations made up 29% of all merger reviews in 2019, overwhelming DOJ agricultural antitrust staff, whistleblower says.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 2:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Best Hospitals for America – July 14, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Open Markets Institute, along with the Washington Monthly and the LOWN Institute, want to invite you to the first in a two-part panel series focused on how concentration in the American hospital sector is creating a crisis in care quality. Best Hospital…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 25, 2020 at 7:11 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines the European Commission’s Newly Announced Investigation into Potentially Anti-competitive Practices by Apple

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine the European Commission’s newly announced investigation into potentially anti-competitive practices by Apple. To read previous editions of The Corner, click here.     …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 19, 2020 at 12:06 AM

Food & Power - Fewer Global Dairy Corporations Drive Overproduction and Pollution, Harming Small Farmers, Report Finds

A shrinking handful of businesses control a growing portion of global dairy production, to the detriment of rural communities and the planet.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Examines Some of the Dangers of the Recently Approved Schwab-TD Ameritrade Merger, Address the President’s Executive Order on Section 230, and Highlight Our Recent Conference Discussing Worker Power

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine some of the dangers of the recently approved Schwab-TD Ameritrade merger, address the president’s executive order on Section 230, and highlight our recent conference discussing worke…
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 10:17 PM

Food & Power - Farmers Join Labor Union in Call to Protect Workers, Citing Need for Farmer Labor Solidarity - Poultry CEOs Indicted for Price Fixing

Ranchers recognize shared fight against mistreatment by large meatpackers during pandemic; First charges made in DOJ poultry price-fixing probe‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Reminder: Invitation to Building a Pro-Worker Anti-Monopoly Movement - Tuesday, June 2nd

Please join Open Markets, The American Prospect, United for Respect, and Change to Win for a virtual event on Tuesday, June 2nd. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 28, 2020 at 10:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses Our Response to the Criticisms Regarding a Merger Ban During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Commend Newly Proposed Bills to Ban Micro-Targeting, and Highlight the Release of Professor John Kwoka’s Latest Book

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss our response to the criticisms regarding a merger ban during the COVID-19 pandemic, commend newly proposed bills to ban micro-targeting, and highlight the release of professor John K…
Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Invitation to Building a Pro-Worker Anti-Monopoly Movement - Tuesday, June 2nd

Please join Open Markets, The American Prospect, United for Respect, and Change to Win for a virtual event on Tuesday, June 2nd. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Food & Power - Report Exposes System of Big Food Kickbacks to Cafeteria Contractors, Cutting out Local Producers

Rebates from Big Food have become a major source of cafeteria operators’ profits, report finds. Small businesses cannot offer these paybacks.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Open Markets Discusses a New Report on Amazon Exploiting its Gatekeeper Position and Our Proposal to Use Anti-Monopoly Law to Address the COVID-19 Crisis Within America's Meatpacking Industry

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss a new report that Amazon is exploiting its gatekeeper position to take other companies’ businesses, and we discuss the Open Markets proposal to use anti-monopoly law to address the C…