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All across our society, monopolistic corporations govern much of our economic lives and exert extraordinary influence over our democracy.

The New York Stock Exchange building.

With Wall Street’s help, they extract more and more wealth and power from working people, independent businesses, entrepreneurs, ordinary investors, consumers, and entire communities.

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To protect their power, they use their wealth to manipulate public opinion, influence government policy, and ensure our laws — for them — are mere suggestions.

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Working together, we can break their unjust hold on power to realize economic liberty for everyone and help build a vibrant, inclusive democracy.

Our Work

Economic Liberties develops ideas, engages with policymakers and the media, and collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to dismantle concentrated economic power and advance economic liberty for all.

Big Tech On Trial tracks six key federal and state antitrust cases pending against Big Tech firms and maps out each step of the litigation.

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Economic Liberties filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of the district court decision to allow U.S. Sugar Corporations’ $350 million acquisition of rival Imperial Sugar Company.

FULL AMICUS BRIEF

"How Antitrust Enforcers Helped Create a Live Events Monster" explains how the merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster highlights the failures of the light-touch approach to antitrust and merger enforcement. The policy brief lays out how and why present day enforcers must redress this — and other — mistakes.

FULL QUICK TAKE

"Price Discrimination and Power Buyers" argues for the resurrection and expansion of the Robinson-Patman Act and examines the abandonment of the RPA, the rise of giant power buyers like Amazon and Walmart, and the ways its revival could level the playing field for small business today.

FULL REPORT

"How to Address the Air Travel Crisis: Eliminating the Airlines’ Legal Liability Shield" is a new piece of model legislation that is designed to eliminate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s status as sole regulator of the airline industry.

FULL QUICK TAKE + MODEL LEGISLATION

"The Courage to Learn" tells a previously untold but crucial story about how America’s economy works and why it’s not working well for so many of us.

Full Report

Our Events

Engage with the Economic Liberties team and our network of policymakers, academics, journalists, and activists at upcoming events.

November 15, 2022 / Virtual

“Thinking Big” with Chris Leonard

Join Economic Liberties on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8pm ET/5pm PT for a discussion with best-selling investigative journalist Chris Leonard about how decision-making at the Federal Reserve has accelerated income inequality and put our country's economic stability at risk.

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October 27, 2022 / Virtual

“Thinking Big” with Rana Foroohar

Join us for our latest “Thinking Big” discussion on Thursday, October 27 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with Rana Foroohar for a conversation on global resiliency, prosperity, and democracy.

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October 6, 2022 / Virtual

Big Tech’s “Digital Trade” Attack on Working People & Labor Rights

On October 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET, join Rethink Trade for a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna, Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien, and Rethink Trade Director Lori Wallach.

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September 27, 2022 / Zoom

“Thinking Big” with Kathryn Judge

Join us as we talk with Professor Kathryn Judge for the next installment of “Thinking Big” series. We'll discuss what happens when power shifts from producers and consumers to the middlemen that connect them.

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September 13, 2022 / Virtual

Tools for Reforming Antitrust Policy: A Guide for State Lawmakers to Challenge Corporate Power

On September 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project and MN AG Keith Ellison for a discussion about the tools state and local officials can use to crack down on corporate power & reform antitrust policy.

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July 28, 2022 / Virtual

Ban Secret Deals: How to Take On the Economic Development Subsidy Machine

On July 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project, NY Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris and other state and community leaders for an important conversation and workshop about the harms of secret deals and why states must ban them.

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In the News

Keep up to date on the latest news about and opinions from the Economic Liberties team.

Economic Liberties' Senior Policy Analyst Krista Brown joined WBUR's On Point podcast to talk all things Ticketmaster.

WBUR - On Point

Economic Liberties' Fellow for Aviation & Travel Bill McGee explained to NPR why DOT's latest round of fines for unpaid refunds is too little, too late.

NPR

On Vox's Today, Explained podcast, Economic Liberties' Director of Policy & Advocacy Morgan Harper makes the case for why Live Nation-Ticketmaster should be broken up.

Vox - Today, Explained

Economic Liberties' Executive Director Sarah Miller breaks down why a Kroger-Albertsons merger is bad for consumers, workers, and communities on NBC News Now.

NBC News Now

Economic Liberties' Research Director Matt Stoller joined Pivot to discuss the fight against corporate power with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway.

Pivot

POLITICO Morning Ag covered Economic Liberties' first ever amicus brief in support of DOJ's appeal challenging a merger between U.S. Sugar & Imperial Sugar and a new coalition letter to USDA for failing to protect consumers from corporate consolidation.

POLITICO Morning Agriculture