Zephyr Teachout for The Guardian “The US Congress just got more power to investigate big tech. Let’s make it count.”
July 15th 2020 – In an op-ed for The Guardian, Zephyr Teachout explains how the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Mazars reaffirmed Congress’ ability to investigate big corporations just in time for one of the biggest Congressional corporate showdowns in a decade.
3M Knowingly Sold Flawed PPE to U.S. Military, Finds New American Prospect-Economic Liberties Investigation
Washington D.C — The American Prospect and the American Economic Liberties Project today released “3M: Monopoly, Misrepresentation and Malpractice,” a new investigation from Economic Liberties' Policy Analyst Olivia Webb that exposes 3M’s plot to sell flawed earplugs to the U.S. military, which caused hundreds of thousands of troops to suffer hearing loss.
July 6, 2020 — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in response to reporting from Bloomberg, which revealed that Uber, the parent company of Uber Eats, is seeking to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion.
Economic Liberties Outlines Reforms to Restore Competition, Fair Pricing and Transparency to Government Contracting
June 30, 2020— The American Economic Liberties Project today released “Caveat Emptor: Reversing the Anti-Competitive and Over-Pricing Policies That Plague Government Contracting,” a new report detailing how the government contracting process has been transformed to the almost exclusive benefit of corporate interests. The report comes as Congress debates the National Defense Authorization Act, which sets out defense contracting policy.
Economic Liberties Explains Facebook and Google’s Toxic Business Model and How to Hold the Platforms Accountable
June 10, 2020 – As Facebook and Google allow dangerous conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric to go viral on their platforms, the American Economic Liberties Project today released “Ending our Click-Bait Culture: Why Progressives Must Break the Power of Facebook and Google,” a new policy quick take that explains why antitrust enforcement, combined with changing the rules that protect Facebook and Google’s business model, is the only way to sustainably address their range of harms.