Our Work

A collection of Economic Liberties’ research and writing on concentrated economic power and competition policy.

Confronting America’s Concentration Crisis: A Ledger of Harms and Framework for Advancing Economic Liberty for All

A detailed compilation of the last few years of research into the range of ways concentrated corporate power is harming families and society, Economic Liberties' “Ledger of Harms” also maps out an agenda for breaking this dangerous power.

Understanding Amazon: Making the 21st-Century Gatekeeper Safe for Democracy

“Understanding Amazon" demystifies Amazon's strategy, the range of abuses it engages in, and the steps policymakers should take to eliminate its unprecedented gatekeeping power over American commerce.

Ending Our Click-Bait Culture: Why Progressives Must Break the Power of Facebook and Google

“Ending our Click-Bait Culture" shows why antitrust enforcement and structural changes to Facebook and Google’s business model are needed to mitigate their harms.

Op-Ed: Restaurants are barely surviving. Delivery apps will kill them.

Maureen Tkacik describes how GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates are using of anticompetitive and unfair practices harms consumers, workers and restaurants.

What Progressives Must Demand in a COVID-19 Relief Package

An explainer on House Democrats' Heroes Act that lays out provisions that should be removed from the HEROES Act and additional measures that would help build structures and institutions that would empower workers, consumers, small businesses, and communities.

Events and Virtual Talks

Engage with the Economic Liberties team and our network of policymakers, academics, journalists, and activists at upcoming events or webinars.

Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People

People’s Action and the American Economic Liberties Project kicked off a new virtual event series “Break ‘Em Up! Redistributing Economic Power to the People" with a discussion focused on how concentrated corporate power hurts labor and workplace organizing efforts.

Protect Our Restaurants & Communities: The Case Against Dominant Delivery Apps

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) joined the Protect Our Restaurants campaign to discuss the federal and state policies we need to take on these predatory middlemen and create healthy restaurant markets.

A Tale of Two Bailouts

Economic Liberties hosted Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), the Honorable Sarah Bloom Raskin, Mehrsa Baradaran, and others to discuss the ways that public institutions are contributing to consolidated corporate power — not just through their actions, but by design.

Coronavirus & Concentrated Corporate Power: How We Got Here & Where We Need to Go

Our conversation with Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra and Zephyr Teachout about concentrated corporate power, the Coronavirus crisis, and the bold structural reforms needed to build a fairer economy.

Monopoly Resources

Use our collection of essential resources to find books, articles, policy research, and other publications from experts and thought leaders across the anti-monopoly movement.

Book: "Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy"

As the anti-monopoly discussion entered mainstream media last year, Economic Liberties' Director of Research, Matt Stoller, published a timely book that traces the history of monopoly power and how our forebears fought to keep our democracy alive.

Legal Analysis: Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox

Read Lina Khan's groundbreaking legal research into Amazon's monopoly power, published in the Yale Law Journal in 2017.

Book: "Break 'Em Up"

Read Zephyr Teachout's book on monopolies in the United States, their control over our everyday lives, and what can be done to reclaim our democracy.