A black and white street view of skyscrapers.

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.

The American flag in the sky.

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.

“Tools for Taking on Big Tech’s Economic Power: A Guide for State Lawmakers" examines the problems harms posed by Big Tech, outlines potential policy solutions for state and local lawmakers.

FULL TOOLKIT

“Democracy for Sale" uses statistical analyses to unravel the dangerously close relationship between corporate concentration and antidemocratic political influence.

FULL REPORT

"The Other Red Tape" documents the ways dominant corporations threaten entrepreneurship and business growth and lays out how we can restructure markets to be open, fair, and competitive.

Full Report

"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

“The Truth About Google, Facebook, and Small Businesses" exposes the ways Google and Facebook prey on small businesses and inspire terror across the commercial landscape.

Full Quick Take

The "Ledger of Harms” documents the ways concentrated economic power harms families and society, and maps out an agenda for confronting America's concentration crisis.

Full Report

Our Events

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

December 2, 2021 / Live Stream

Economic Liberties’ Virtual Town Hall with the White House National Economic Council

Join us for a 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 Competition Policy Tim Wu.

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November 9, 2021 / Live Stream

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.

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November 1, 2021 / Live Stream

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 the concrete steps policymakers must take to revive competition in American agriculture.

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March 12, 2021

Access to Markets: Freeing Entrepreneurs & Independent Businesses From Dominant Gatekeepers Feat. Congressman Joe Neguse

On Friday, March 12th at 12:00 PM ET, we launched a new “Access to Markets” initiative featuring remarks from House Antitrust Subcommittee member and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02).

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May 28, 2021 / Youtube Live Stream

Freedom from Facebook and Google: Tell Biden and Congress to Break Up Big Tech

Facebook and Google are two of the world's most dangerous monopolies. Join the Freedom from Facebook and Google coalition to hear from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Mondaire Jones and welcome 10+ new partners to the original coalition.

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December 15, 2020

Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People feat. Senator Bernie Sanders, Congressman Cicilline & More

People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project kicked off our new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People" with a discussion focused on how concentrated corporate power hurts labor and workplace organizing efforts.

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In the News

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

Vox spoke with Economic Liberties’ Nidhi Hegde about our new Access to Markets Initiative and how big corporations are stifling small business and entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Vox

Writing for The New York Times, Pat Garofalo illustrated why states and cities should bar elected officials and other economic development officials from signing nondisclosure agreements with corporations.

New York Times

NPR spoke with Economic Liberties' Sarah Miller about President Biden’s exciting decision to make Lina Khan Chair of the FTC and what to expect from the critical agency.

NPR

Writing for Momentum, Senior Advisor Morgan Harper detailed why the Biden administration must deliver for the Black community and take on America’s corporate crisis.

Momentum

Economic Liberties’ Steering Committee Member Zephyr Teachout joined MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss President Biden’s watershed Executive Order on competition policy.

MSNBC

The New York Times profiled Economic Liberties' Executive Director Sarah Miller and the growing political movement to take on corporate power.

The New York Times