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Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 7:31 PM

RIP the Consumer Welfare Standard, Democratizing Antitrust in Action, New Model Legislation to Fight Rising Prices, a new Netflix documentary, and More

FEATURED: Antitrust Reborn at the University of Chicago’s Marquee Convening Photo credit: 2022 Anne Ryan Last month at the University of Chicago’s Stigler Center, Economic Liberties’ Executive Director Sarah Miller and Research Director Matt Stoller joined FTC Chair Lina Khan, DOJ AAG Jonathan Kan…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 6:33 PM

New Report: “Stakeholder Capitalism’s Next Frontier: Pro- or Anti-Monopoly?”

A new report co-authored by Economic Liberties’ Denise Hearn and the Balanced Economy Project’s Michelle Meagher examines the growing stakeholder capitalism movement and argues that its failure to consider concentrated corporate power is undermining its objectives. New Report: “Stakeholder Capital…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
April 11, 2022 at 8:00 PM

How You Can Help Address Our Monopoly Crisis

When firms turn into mega-monopolies, wages go down, there's less innovation, customer service gets worse, and there are fewer and fewer small businesses. Fortunately, the government is interested in ending the wave of mergers that is causing so much harm. And you can help!Hi Friend, One of the most…
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 3:47 PM

Announcing "Ban Secret Deals," a campaign to end the use of non-disclosure agreements in economic development deals.

Together with a coalition of national and state-based policy and advocacy groups from across the political spectrum, we’re launching Ban Secret Deals, a campaign to end the use of nondisclosure agreements in economic development deals. Announcing "Ban Secret Deals"Nondisclosure agreements are shie…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 3:05 PM

Join Sen. Klobuchar & Bharat Ramamurti for "Level the Playing Field: How an Antimonopoly Agenda Supports Small Business"

Join the American Economic Liberties Project and Small Business Majority for a special event featuring Senator Klobuchar, National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti and small business owners from around the country for an interactive discussion about the importance of creating access…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM

This Thursday - You’re Invited: How to Fix the Supply Chain w/ Senator Baldwin

Join The American Economic Liberties Project, Groundwork Collaborative and The American Prospect to hear about how the policy choices we made over the last 50 years left us with a brittle and broken supply chain that has resulted in small businesses falling through the cracks.Supply Chain Fragility…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 1, 2022 at 2:45 PM

You’re Invited: How to Fix the Supply Chain w/ Senator Baldwin

Join The American Economic Liberties Project, Groundwork Collaborative and The American Prospect to hear about how the policy choices we made over the last 50 years left us with a brittle and broken supply chain that has resulted in small businesses falling through the cracks.Supply Chain Fragility…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
February 17, 2022 at 10:34 PM

"We're Not Going to Back Down": Leading the Fight on Inflation, the Merger Frenzy, and More

FEATURED: Monopolies Flex Their Pricing Power Photo credit: iStock; Rebecca Zisser/Insider “These companies are going to be able to maintain their pricing power.” As industry analysts say the quiet part out loud on cable news, we’re helping connect the dots between systemic corporate concentration…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 9:47 PM

You're Invited: Taking on Big Pharma Monopolies to End the Pandemic feat. U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky, Doctors Without Borders, and Partners in Health

Join the American Economic Liberties Project's Lori Wallach and a panel of experts on February 2nd at 12 pm ET to discuss why we must take action now to break Big Pharma’s monopoly control of COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostic tests, and treatments. …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Wrapping up 2021 with the Growing Antimonopoly Movement at Home and Abroad

DOUBLE FEATURE: The Growing Antimonopoly Movement at Home and Abroad   Photo credit: Image by Christine Roy licensed via Unsplash With Big Pharma blocking patent waivers for coronavirus vaccines, Big Tech und…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 7:16 PM

This Thursday: RSVP for Economic Liberties’ Town Hall with the White House National Economic Council

On Thursday, December 2nd, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a virtual town hall event featuring White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti, and Special Assistant to the President for Technology an…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 22, 2021 at 4:01 PM

You’re Invited: Economic Liberties’ Town Hall with the White House National Economic Council

On Thursday, December 2nd, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a live town hall event featuring White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti, and Special Assistant to the President for Technology and C…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 9, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Why You Can’t Find COVID Tests, D.C. AG Karl Racine and NY State Senator Gianaris, Mergers and Layoffs, and More

FEATURED: Why Are At Home COVID-19 Tests Scarce and Expensive?    Photo credit: Liam Eisenberg, special to ProPublica A few months ago, we began wondering why at-home COVID-19 tests were scarce and expensive …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 1:17 PM

TODAY: Beefing Up Antitrust Enforcement: How to Revitalize American Agriculture feat. AG Keith Ellison and USDA Senior Advisor Andy Green

Join the American Economic Liberties Project and the National Farmers Union today at 12 pm ET to discuss how we got here, why we must act now, and what concrete steps we can take to revive competition in American agriculture. Beefing Up Antitrus…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Criminal Investigations Of Mark Zuckeberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook Are Necessary

We're arguing that Facebook's longstanding track record of unethical and potentially illegal behavior deserves criminal sanction. And that no one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. Dear Friend,   As Bloomberg reported today, Economic Lib…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 9:19 PM

You're Invited - Building Local Power to Confront Corporate Dominance: Lessons from State and City Leaders

Join the American Economic Liberties Project, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, and other state and local leaders to discuss the fight to challenge corporate power at the state and local level. Building …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 6:33 PM

You're Invited: Beefing Up Antitrust Enforcement: How to Revitalize American Agriculture feat. AG Keith Ellison and USDA Senior Advisor Andy Green

Join the American Economic Liberties Project and the National Farmers Union on November 1 at 12 pm ET to discuss how we got here, why we must act now, and what concrete steps we can take to revive competition in American agriculture. Beefing Up …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Economic Liberties’ Latest: Understanding How Monopolies Hurt Democracy, the Lina Khan Effect, and More!

Concentrated markets are not only bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation. They are bad for our democracy.  NEW RESEARCH ALERT - “Democracy for Sale: Examining the Effects of Concentration on Lobbying in the United States” …
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 4:36 PM

Today at 1:30pm ET - President Biden Launches a Whole-of-Government Effort to Tackle Monopolies

At 1:30pm ET today, President Biden will announce a new Executive Order to address concentrated corporate power and encourage fair competition across the economy.   Hi Friend,   At 1:30pm ET today, President Biden will announce a new Executive O…
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Announcing "Access to Markets," an Initiative Bringing Together Startups, Businesses, and Investors to Fight for Fairer Markets

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new initiative, “Access to Markets," to build and support a community of engaged entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and advocates. Announcing "Access to Markets" Bringing Together Startups, B…
Freedom from Facebook and Google · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 2:30 PM

TODAY: Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Rep. Mondaire Jones join Freedom from Facebook and Google Campaign Event

Join Freedom from Facebook and Google, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Mondaire Jones for the next phase of the campaign. Today at 2:30pm ET WATCH HERE Facebook and Google are two of the world's most dangerous monopolies. Their toxic business mo…
Freedom from Facebook and Google · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 6:45 PM

You're Invited: Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Rep. Mondaire Jones join Freedom from Facebook and Google Campaign Event

Join Freedom from Facebook and Google, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Mondaire Jones for the next phase of the campaign. Thursday, May 27 at 2:30pm ET RSVP Facebook and Google are two of the world's most dangerous monopolies. Their toxic busine…
Freedom from Facebook and Google · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

You're Invited: Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Rep. Mondaire Jones join Freedom from Facebook and Google Campaign Event

Join Freedom from Facebook and Google, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Mondaire Jones for the next phase of the campaign. Thursday, May 27 at 2:30pm ET RSVP Facebook and Google are two of the world's most dangerous monopolies. Their toxic busine…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM

TODAY @ 2pm ET join Rep. Cori Bush, Economic Liberties, & People’s Action for “Break ’Em Up: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities”

On March 30th at 2pm ET, join People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project for the second Break 'Em Up virtual event in the series “Break ‘Em Up: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities” to learn why we need leaders at all levels of governm…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Rep. Cori Bush on Health Care Monopolies, Lina Khan’s FTC Nomination, New Coalitions Taking on Corporate Power, and More

  FEATURED: Break ‘Em Up w/ Rep. Cori Bush: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities Long before COVID-19 reinforced inequities and fragilities in our health care system, large health care corporations with extreme market power were harm…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 8:54 PM

You’re Invited: Join Rep. Cori Bush, Economic Liberties, & People’s Action for “Break ‘Em Up: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities”

On March 30th at 2pm ET, join People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project for the second Break 'Em Up virtual event in the series “Break ‘Em Up: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities” to learn why we need leaders at all levels of g…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Today —You're Invited: Investigate Insulin Now with Rep. Katie Porter, Maurice BP-Weeks, Laura Marston, Tahir Amin & more

Today, at 12:30pm, join the American Economic Liberties Project and the Investigate Insulin Now campaign for a discussion focused on the dangerous impacts of the insulin cartel, racial inequities in insulin access, and what Congress and the new Biden administration must do to hold these companies …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Reminder —You're Invited: Investigate Insulin Now with Rep. Katie Porter, Maurice BP-Weeks, Laura Marston, & more

On March 18th at 12:30pm, join the American Economic Liberties Project and the Investigate Insulin Now campaign for a discussion focused on the dangerous impacts of the insulin cartel, racial inequities in insulin access, and what Congress and the new Biden administration must do to hold these com…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 5:30 PM

You're Invited — Investigate Insulin Now with Rep. Katie Porter, Maurice BP-Weeks, Laura Marston, & more

On March 18th at 12:30pm, join the American Economic Liberties Project and the Investigate Insulin Now campaign for a discussion focused on the dangerous impacts of the insulin cartel, racial inequities in insulin access, and what Congress and the new Biden administration must do to hold these com…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
March 10, 2021 at 10:04 PM

Reminder — Join Us: Access to Markets: Freeing Entrepreneurs & Independent Businesses From Dominant Gatekeepers featuring Congressman Neguse

Please join us on Friday, March 12th at 12:00 PM ET for the launch of a new “Access to Markets” initiative featuring remarks from House Antitrust Subcommittee member and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-ChairRep. Joe Neguse (CO-02).    Access to Markets: Freeing Entrepreneu…
Lucas Kunce, Director of National Security Policy at Economic Liberties · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 3:30 PM

You’re Invited: Monopolization and America’s Nuclear Triad: What Could Go Wrong?

  Monopolization and America’s Nuclear Triad: What Could Go Wrong? Thursday, March 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET RSVP America will likely spend half a trillion dollars upgrading its nuclear weapons stockpile, which is now more than fifty years old and experiencing significant safety …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
February 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM

Economic Liberties Testifies, a New Blueprint for Pres. Biden, an Essay in the Times on Bezos’ Legacy

  FEATURED: Economic Liberties’ Morgan Harper Testifies on Platform Competition On Thursday, February 25, at 10am Eastern, Senior Advisor Morgan Harper will appear in front of the House Judiciary Committee to discuss Economic Liberties’ policy priorities and the recommendati…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
January 13, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Announcing “The Courage to Learn,” our new, comprehensive antitrust and competition policy agenda

The American Economic Liberties Project has released The Courage to Learn: A Retrospective on Antitrust and Competition Policy During the Obama Administration and Framework for a New, Structuralist Approach.    Hi Friend, I hope you and your friends and family are safe and well …
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
December 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Worker Power & Fighting Monopolies: Join Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. David Cicilline, Zephyr Teachout, and more on 12/15 at 2pm ET

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On December 15th at 2pm ET, join People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project for the kickoff of our new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People” to learn why we must end monopoly power.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
December 10, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Update Extravaganza! Facebook, BlackRock, Bernie Sanders, Corporatizing Care, Biden Transition, & More

Yesterday, in a milestone win for American democracy, the rule of law, and fair markets, New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with 47 state and territorial AGs, and the Federal Trade Commission, filed suit against Facebook challenging its illegal monopoly power over social media communic…
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 5:15 PM

December 15: Hear from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. David Cicilline, Saru Jayaraman, Zephyr Teachout, and more on building worker power and fighting monopolies

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On December 15th at 2pm ET, join People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project for the kickoff of our new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People” to learn why we must end monopoly power.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* …
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Join Us on 12/15 for the Kick-Off of “Break ‘Em Up!” with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. David Cicilline, Sara Nelson, Saru Jayaraman, Zephyr Teachout, and More

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On December 15th at 2pm ET, join People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project for the kickoff of our new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People” to learn why we must end monopoly power.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 16, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Reminder - You’re Invited: Why We Must Compete at Home to Compete Abroad

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a discussion about how increased competition in domestic markets can boost our ability to compete with China, secure our supply chains, and improve the position of the American worker in the…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
November 12, 2020 at 4:45 PM

You’re Invited: Why We Must Compete at Home to Compete Abroad

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a discussion about how increased competition in domestic markets can boost our ability to compete with China, secure our supply chains, and improve the position of the American worker in the…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 4:15 PM

You’re Invited: Confronting America’s Monopoly Crisis with Chairman David Cicilline

*|MC:SUBJECT|* On October 21st at 1:30 ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a conversation with House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (D-RI), FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, Morgan Harper, David Heinemeier Hansson & Jonathan Kanter.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Reminder—You're Invited: How to Protect Restaurants & Communities, featuring Rep. Scanlon

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Join the Protect Our Restaurants campaign for a conversation on October 7th at 12pm about the federal and state policies we need to take on predatory delivery apps.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Pr…
Zephyr Teachout, American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 3:33 PM

TODAY: I'm telling Congress to take on Big Tech

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi Friend, Today, after conducting a rigorous year-long investigation into the gatekeeping power of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, the House Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing to discuss the…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 2:15 PM

You're Invited: How to Protect Restaurants & Communities, featuring Rep. Scanlon

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Join the Protect Our Restaurants campaign for a conversation on October 7th at 12pm about the federal and state policies we need to take on predatory delivery apps.*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   Pr…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
August 19, 2020 at 2:25 PM

August Updates: Our New Framework for Advancing Economic Liberty for All

    Featured: Confronting America's Concentration Crisis For decades, policymakers allowed corporations to become bigger and more powerful. Our new report, “Confronting America’s Concentration Crisis: A Ledger of Harms and Framework for Advancing Economic Liberty for A…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
August 12, 2020 at 7:49 PM

NEW: Join us in protecting local restaurants and communities from predatory tech platforms

  Hi Friend, This week, Economic Liberties, along with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the American Sustainable Business Council, and more than 30 independent restaurants, launched a new small business organizing campaign called Protect Our Restaurants.  Protect Our Rest…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
July 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

New Amazon Report & Big Tech Essential Reading

  Hi Friend, With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Apple’s Tim Cook set to testify in the near future before the House Antitrust Sub-Committee, Economic Liberties is excited to share a new report we released today: "Understanding Amaz…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director, Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 6:09 PM

Reminder: You're Invited - A Tale of Two Bailouts: A Conversation with Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), the Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin, Professor Mehrsa Baradaran & more!

Join the American Economic Liberties Project on Friday, June 19th at 1:00 PM for a conversation between Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Economic Liberties' Executive Director Sarah Miller.   The economic response to the COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the many ways our economy is set up…
Sarah Miller, Executive Director, Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
June 16, 2020 at 9:02 PM

You're Invited - A Tale of Two Bailouts: A Conversation with Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), the Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin, Professor Mehrsa Baradaran & more!

Join the American Economic Liberties Project on Friday, June 19th at 1:00 PM for a conversation between Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Economic Liberties' Executive Director Sarah Miller.   The economic response to the COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the many ways our economy is set up…
American Economic Liberties Project · [email protected]
June 12, 2020 at 5:27 PM

June Updates: Platforms’ Power and Profit Model in the Crosshairs

Platforms’ Power and Profit Model in the Crosshairs The European Union is preparing to file formal antitrust charges against Amazon. The DOJ and state AGs are readying antitrust lawsuits targeting Google’s advertising business. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi made serious calls for revoking or …
Sarah Miller, Executive Director of Economic Liberties · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Reminder: You're Invited - Making Facebook & Google Safe for Democracy: A Conversation with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Join the American Economic Liberties Project and The American Prospect for an event featuring conversations with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Karen Kornbluh about how we can change Section 230 to make Facebook and Google safer for our democracy. Last week, President Trump issued an e…