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.

The K St. NW street sign.

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.

"Critical Condition" lays out the effect of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s monopoly and monopsony power have on hospital workers and patients in the Pittsburgh area and provides policy recommendations for every level of government to rein in anti-competitive behavior.

FULL REPORT

In The New York Times, Senior Fellow for Aviation & Travel Bill McGee says it's finally time to fix the airline industry and charts the path forward.

FULL OP-ED

"Gary Gensler Got It Right" sets the record straight on cryptocurrency — laying out how Gensler’s actions contained the crypto meltdown, protected the real economy, and prevented the industry's scams from taking an even bigger toll on everyday investors.

FULL QUICK TAKE

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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"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

"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.

January 25, 2023 / Virtual

Confronting the Crypto Challenge: Learning From a Meltdown Featuring Senator Elizabeth Warren

Join Economic Liberties and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) on January 25 at 1:30PM ET or a virtual event featuring remarks from Senator Elizabeth Warren on what we can learn from the rise and fall of the crypto industry.

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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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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 talked with NBC News' Hallie Jackson about the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Live Nation-Ticketmaster.

NBC News Now

In Washington Post, Economic Liberties' Senior Legal Counsel Katie Van Dyck explains why DOJ's suit against Google is an important step toward dismantling an ad tech monopoly.

Washington Post

Economic Liberties' Senior Fellow for Aviation & Travel Bill McGee talked with NBC News about why the days of flying being fun are long over.

NBC News

Economic Liberties' Research Director Matt Stoller joined VICE News' Waypoint Radio to discuss the proposed Microsoft-Activision merger.

VICE NEWS

Rethink Trade Director Lori Wallach spoke with The Nation about how Big Pharma lobbyists and corporate giants have caused needless deaths and pushed people around the world into poverty.

The Nation

Economic Liberties' Executive Director Sarah Miller joined ABC News' Start Here podcast to break down the FTC's proposed ban on noncompetes.

ABC'S START HERE