Non-profit and non-partisan, the American Economic Liberties Project is part of a growing, cross- ideological movement to combat monopolistic corporations and the systems that entrench their power.
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.
"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.
"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.
“Reforming Antitrust Policy to Challenge Corporate Power: A Guide for State Lawmakers" lays out several ways for state governments and enforcers to decentralize economic power and redistribute that power to communities and create an inclusive, robust democracy.
“Why Merger Policy Matters” highlights why the movement underway to rethink merger policy is key to leveling the playing field for businesses, consumers, and working people.
Designed to catalogue the ways PBMs wield their power to exploit patients, pharmacists, doctors and our government, "The Pharmacy Benefit Mafia" details PBMs’ abusive business practices, their history of skirting regulation, and how the FTC’s recent efforts can put power back into the hands of patients and pharmacists.
"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.
Engage with the Economic Liberties team and our network of policymakers, academics, journalists, and activists at upcoming events.
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.
“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.
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.
“Thinking Big” with Brandi Collins-Dexter
Join us as we talk with Brandi Collins-Dexter for our latest "Thinking Big." We’ll discuss issues of political identity, power, and economy through the lens of Black voters and hear her perspective on how we can repair a fracturing relationship.
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.
Economic Liberties and NCPA Present: How PBMs Impact Drug Prices, Communities, and Patients
PBMs raise drug prices, create pharmacy deserts, are turn pharmacy care into a nightmare. Learn more about the FTC’s new 6(b) study of PBMs and why we need bipartisan solutions from Congress, featuring Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Buddy Carter, and FTC Chair Lina Khan.
Keep up to date on the latest news about and opinions from the Economic Liberties team.
On the heels of a new transparency ruling for airlines from USDOT, Economic Liberties' Senior Fellow for Aviation & Travel Bill McGee talked with The Washington Post about the rule and why it's disappointing it doesn't include ban family-seating fees.
The Boston Globe exclusively covered the release of Economic Liberties' model legislation that would eliminate the U.S. Department of Transportation’s status as sole regulator of the airline industry.
Economic Liberties' Research Director Matt Stoller joined Marketplace Tech to discuss the ripple effects of the EU's latest fine toward Google and California's recent suit against Amazon.
Economic Liberties' Senior Policy Analyst Krista Brown discussed The App Association with Gizmodo and explained why it's nothing more than a "Big Tech front group."
In The American Prospect, Economic Liberties' Research Director Matt Stoller and NCPA's General Counsel Matt Seiler dissect the consequences of the UnitedHealthcare-Change Healthcare merger.
Rethink Trade Director Lori Wallach and Research Director Daniel Rangel explained to POLITICO's Morning Trade how Big Tech firms are hijacking President Biden’s IPEF deal.