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Economic Liberties Outlines Reforms to Restore Competition, Fair Pricing and Transparency to Government Contracting

Washington, D.C.—  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 

Washington, D.C.— 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. 

Trump’s Executive Order on Section 230 is Just a Distraction

May 28, 2020 - The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will be issuing an executive order regarding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Economic Liberties & Open Markets Institute Encourage FCC to Consider Importance of Market Structure in its Communications Marketplace Report

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project and the Open Markets Institute today submitted a comment to the Federal Communications Commission, encouraging the agency to document the importance of decentralized markets, measure and describe market structures, and maintain local media ownership rules in its 2020 Communications Marketplace Report.

Economic Liberties Cheers New Class Action Lawsuit Against Cheerleading Monopolist Varsity Brands

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement in support of a new class-action lawsuit: Fusion Elite All Stars v. Varsity Brands, et al.