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Better Wages and Working Conditions: How States Should Tackle Noncompete Agreements, “TRAPs,” and Other Restraints On Worker Mobility

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementState and Local Policy

June 11, 2024 — The purpose of this memorandum is to provide model legislation and relevant context for state lawmakers seeking to protect workers, small businesses, and consumers from the harmful effects of noncompete agreements. Over the course of this memorandum, we describe what noncompete agreements are—including agreements that function as noncompetes—and describe best practices for banning them outright.

Laws Are Not Suggestions: How the CFPB Is Delivering for the American People

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

June 10, 2024 — Under Director Rohit Chopra, the CFPB has held scammers like Wells Fargo accountable, returning billions of dollars of Americans’ hard-earned money to their bank accounts; fought back against Wall Street and Big Tech’s discriminatory and anti-competitive behavior; ensured violating the law can no longer be written off as just a “cost of doing business;” and restored financial freedom to millions of Americans held hostage by the credit reporting cartel.

Morgan’s Monopoly Digest – June 2024

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementCompetition Policy Digest

June, 2024 — December version of Economic Liberties' monthly newsletter that covers the latest with the federal antitrust agencies — the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division — and other big developments in competition policy.

Antimonopoly Proposals for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

National Security

May 29, 2024 — This memo lays out a roadmap for Congress to reintroduce competition back into the defense industrial base, into federal contracting, and into the markets for services offered to American servicemembers and veterans through this year's National Defense Authorization Act.

Factsheet: The FTC is Holding Corporate Actors Accountable, Protecting Small Businesses, Workers, and Consumers

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

July 13, 2022 (Updated May 2024) — While navigating a leadership transition during a pandemic, an historic merger wave, and unprecedented economic dominance driven by rampant concentration, Chair Khan is steering the FTC to protect working families and honest businesses with stronger law enforcement.

Comment to the FTC and HHS on the Role of GPOs and Drug Wholesalers in America’s Drug Shortage Crisis

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementHealthcare

April 30, 2024 — Economic Liberties submitted the attached comment in response to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services’ joint request for information regarding the role of group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and drug wholesalers in America’s ongoing drug shortage crisis. The comment explains how GPOs contribute to shortages by pushing the price of generic drugs lower, imposing restricting and inflexible contract terms on medical providers, and undermine competition in pharmaceutical markets.