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  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 6:27 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Home-building oligopoly, USDA’s failing grades and baby formula shortages

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at oligopoly causing soaring prices in the U.S. home-building sector; grade the Biden Administration’s on its handling of food and farming consolidation; and offer insights into t…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Food & Power - Farmers, Ranchers, and Business Owners Urge Antitrust Action at Agency Midterm Review

Open Markets and Farm Action hosted farmers and other food business owners in Washington, DC to assess the Biden administration’s commitment to restoring fair competition in the food system. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 1:45 PM

STARTING SOON: Making the Grade? A Review of the Biden Admin’s Commitment to Food System Competition

Stream the our event with Farm Action live on our website, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 6:25 PM

TOMORROW AT 10AM: "Making the Grade? A Midterm Review of the Biden Administration's Commitment to Food System Competition"

Farm Action and Open Markets Institute are hosting an in-person and virtual event on Tuesday, June 14 at the Capitol Hill Hilton. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 4:55 PM

NEXT WEEK: "Making the Grade? A Midterm Review of the Biden Administration's Commitment to Food System Competition"

Farm Action and Open Markets Institute are hosting an in-person and virtual event on Tuesday, June 14 at the Capitol Hill Hilton. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 4:27 PM

Food & Power - Meatpacker Lobbying Kept Plants Open and Increased Covid Deaths, Congressional Report Reveals

A congressional report reveals how meatpacking corporations exaggerated risks of food shortages and drafted an executive order to keep their plants open, deterring health and safety regulations. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 4:38 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Big Tech Surveillance of Kids Needs More Sweeping Action

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine the need for stricter regulations to protect children’s data, and review Barry Lynn's address to U.K. enforcers and the European privacy community to boost their antitrust efforts.   …
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 8:58 PM

Food & Power - Breaking: USDA Releases New Rule to Increase Transparency in Poultry Contracting

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here, and to share this story click here. Photo courtesy of iStock. BREAKING: USDA Releases New Rule to Increase Transparency in Poultry Contracting   On Thursday the U.S…
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Join us on June 14 for "Making the Grade? A Midterm Review of the Biden Administration's Commitment to Food System Competition"

Farm Action and Open Markets Institute are hosting an in-person and virtual event on June 14. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Semiconductor Shortage; Testimony Before Congress & OMI-led New Grassroots Antimonopoly Group

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the legislative solutions to fix the semiconductor chip shortage, our Executive Director Barry Lynn’s testimony in the House on monopolists’ role in driving up inflation, and a newly launche…
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 9:21 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover Bid; Our Amicus Brief Supporting the City of Oakland’s Antitrust Suit; Our Comment to FTC, DOJ on Merger Enforcement

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter, our amicus brief filed in support of the City of Oakland’s antitrust suit against the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, and our comment to the FTC and DOJ on …
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 9:51 PM

Food & Power - The Amazonification of Whole Foods Goes Beyond Store Tech

Whole Foods talks a big game about supporting local businesses and their workers, both groups have been shunted as the chain seeks to compete with dominant retailers. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 6:13 PM

Lawsuit Claims Chicken Growers Aren't Independent Businesses

In the American Prospect, Claire Kelloway covers chicken farmers attempts to end corporate domination over their businesses ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 7:45 PM

The Corner Newsletter: How California AG’s Opinion on Personal Data Could Shake Up Surveillance Advertising Practices

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we examine the California attorney general’s decision on how personal data is defined and its implications for Big Tech’s surveillance advertising practices.A NOTE TO READERS: The Corner will be taking…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 10:19 PM

Food & Power - Farmers and Business Owners Testify to Harms of Lax Merger Policy

At a public forum Monday, farmers told the DOJ and FTC to combat industry consolidation and strengthen merger prohibitions. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ …
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 8:33 PM

The Corner Newsletter: How China’s Control of Minerals May Stymie Transition to Renewable Energy

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we take a closer look at how the transition to renewable energy will be hampered if the U.S. continues its overreliance on minerals concentrated in nations considered to be foreign adversaries.  …
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Food & Power - Agriculture Antitrust News Roundup

Did someone forward you this newsletter? Get your own copy by subscribing here, and to share this story click here. Photo courtesy of iStock. Agriculture Antitrust News Roundup   March has been a busy month for agriculture antimonopoly news. Fr…
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 7:01 PM

The Corner Newsletter: Big Tech’s Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine; Monopolists’ Role in Fueling Inflation; How the Demise of Independent Business Threatens Democracy

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss Big Tech’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Sandeep Vaheesan’s testimony on how lax anti-merger policy has fueled ongoing inflation; and Barry Lynn’s testimony connecting consumer-f…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
March 3, 2022 at 7:49 PM

Food & Power - Capper-Volstead Turns 100; It’s Time We Expand Its Goals

The Capper-Volstead Act just turned 100 years old. What the future of farming could learn from this lesser-known law that established the legal foundations for agricultural cooperatives. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
February 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM

The Corner Newsletter: A Belgian Ruling Might Shake Up the U.S. Digital Ad Market; Open Markets’ Recent Conference on Anti-Monopoly Reform; The Risks of Rising Concentration in Banking

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss the implications of a Belgian regulator’s ruling on ad consent pop-ups, our recent three-day conference dismantling myths about anti-monopoly reform, and the risks of rising concentration in…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
February 17, 2022 at 11:32 PM

Food & Power - Treasury Report on Alcohol Markets Calls for More Enforcement, Yet Criticizes Key State Regulations

In the name of supporting craft producers, a new Treasury Department report questions the very state laws that permitted the craft boom, some argue. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
February 14, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Join us tomorrow for Day 1 of 'Busting the Big Myths on Anti-Monopoly Reform': National Security

Join us tomorrow at 11:30am with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gen. Wesley Clark to discuss anti-monopoly and national security ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Barry C. Lynn, Open Markets Institute · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 9:34 PM

The Corner Newsletter: How Big Finance Is Driving Rents Higher, A Class-Action Claim Against Facebook in the U.K., Open Markets’ Upcoming Discussion Series

No images? Click here Welcome to The Corner. In this issue, we discuss how Big Finance is driving rents higher, the details of a class-action claim filed against Facebook in the U.K., and our three-day event next week on how anti-monopoly enforcement will make …
  Barry Lynn · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 6:15 PM

Next Week: RSVP for Busting the Big Myths on Anti-Monopoly Reform

Join us for 3 days of virtual lunchtime discussions about the opportunities created by stronger anti-monopoly law and enforcement. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  Claire Kelloway · [email protected]
February 3, 2022 at 6:51 PM

Food & Power - Legal Actions From All Sides Threaten to Break Farm Equipment Repair Monopolies

Farm equipment makers face monopolization lawsuits and a new right to repair bill in the Senate. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌…
  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…