POLITICO Morning Tech: Today: EU-U.S. talks planned on Apple, ransomware
August 27, 2021 — Economic Liberties’ Executive Director discussed with POLITICO Morning Tech why Congress should subpoena Facebook to get answers on their role in spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
MarketWatch: Apple will change its App Store practices in legal settlement
August 26, 2021 — Economic Liberties’ Research Director Matt Stoller spoke with MarketWatch about Judge Gonzalez-Rogers’ ruling in the Epic v. Apple antitrust suit and how it does little to constrain Apple’s monopoly power.
Council on Foreign Relations: To Protect U.S. Economic and National Security, Biden Should Address Concentration in the Defense Sector
August 25, 2021 — The Council on Foreign Relations cited Economic Liberties’ research on defense industry contracts and how during the Trump administration, nearly two thirds of large-scale weapons system contracts had just one major bidder.
POLITICO Influence: Hospitality sector pushes SBA chief to expand Covid small business loan program
August 25, 2021 — POLITICO Influence wrote about Economic Liberties’ Fellow Reed Showalter’s new research, which found that mergers actually predicted increased lobbying — not vice versa, as conventional wisdom indicates.
POLITICO Morning Tech: FTC’s Wilson decries merger changes
August 10, 2021 — Led by Economic Liberties, 10 organizations representing thousands of independent businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers, and pharmacists sent a letter to President Biden, commending his recent Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which POLITICO wrote about in their Morning Tech newsletter.