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Wall Street-Friendly Lawmakers Sought Bailout For Shady Lenders

May 8, 2020 – With a bipartisan group of lawmakers working to secure federal assistance for a host of controversial financial reforms, HuffPost talked with Economic Liberties’ Research Director Matt Stoller and Senior Fellow Graham Steele about why the Federal Reserve should not lend to subprime consumer and small business lenders or private equity firms.

Liberal Groups Urge Federal Reserve To Block Mergers Under Coronavirus Bailout

May 7, 2020 - Nine progressive organizations, led by the American Economic Liberties Project, sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urging him to block any company that receives rescue funding from engaging in merger activity.

Unsanitized: The War on the Postal Service Continues

May 6, 2020 – The American Prospect dug into Economic Liberties’ latest Working Paper in a series on corporate power, “The Avoidable Tragedy of Low Hospital Capacity in New York City," which explains how New York City lost hospital bed capacity and outlines solutions to protect public health and well-being.

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez Float Long-Shot Bid to Pause M&A in Crisis

April 28, 2020 - Executive Director Sarah Miller talked to Bloomberg Law about Senator Warren and Representative Ocasio-Cortez' bill to implement temporary merger ban and the need to curb runaway corporate consolidation.

Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Want Mergers Halted Due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - Policy Analyst Matt Buck discussed Senator Warren and Representative Ocasio-Cortez' new bill to rein in predatory behavior from private equity firms and large corporations with Pitchbook.