April 8, 2022 — With mounting evidence that corporate power is a key contributing factor to record-high inflation, Economic Liberties released model legislation designed to stop large corporations from illegally colluding to raise prices or keep wages down. “How Policymakers Can Stop Monopoly Price Hikes” describes the legal context that enables corporate profiteering by monopolists, and includes the specific legislative language policymakers at the state and federal levels can use to address tacit and explicit forms of price-fixing collusion.
April 1, 2022 — In response to today’s news that Amazon workers in Staten Island, NY have successfully voted to unionize warehouse workers, the American Economic Liberties Project issued the following statement.
March 31, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project released a statement in response to the Senate’s passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.
Ban Secret Deals Coalition Launches to Bring Accountability and Transparency to State and Local Economic Development Deals
March 31, 2022 — Today, a coalition of national and state-based policy and advocacy partners from across the political spectrum are launching the Ban Secret Deals campaign. Calling for state-level bans against the use of non-disclosure agreements in economic development deals, the Ban Secret Deals campaign features a website spotlighting bad deals, a petition for the public to support bills that ban the practice, and a tool to help the public report new secret deals in their communities.
March 30, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project released a statement in response to a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 43 House lawmakers that urged the Federal Trade Commission to use its authority under the Robinson-Patman Act to fight rampant price discrimination.