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

Report

July 24, 2020 —“Understanding Amazon: Making the 21st-Century Gatekeeper Safe for Democracy" describes Amazon’s key lines of businesses, demystifies its unfair and abusive behavior, summarizes some of its most pernicious effects, and offers legislative and regulatory proposals to address Amazon’s interlocking harms.

30+ Groups Urge Congress to Expand Coronavirus Relief for People, Not Corporations

Letter

July 23, 2020 — Economic Liberties and progressive partners sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to incorporate the Paycheck Recovery Act and the Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act in the next COVID-19 relief package.

Federal Reserve Must Block Morgan Stanley-E*Trade Merger

Letter

July 22, 2020 — Economic Liberties and progressive partners sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell encouraging him to reject Morgan Stanley’s proposed acquisition of E*Trade Financial Corporation for reasons related to financial stability, competition, and general compliance failures.

Seven Groups Urge Chairman Neal to End Surprise Medical Billing

Letter

July 21, 2020 — As thousands of Americans find themselves facing COVID-19-related hospital bills, Economic Liberties and progressive partners sent a letter to Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) urging him to address the injustice of surprise medical billing.

American Prospect: 3M: Monopoly, Misrepresentation, and Malpractice

Op-ed

July 9, 2020 — Economic Liberties partnered with the American Prospect to release “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.

Caveat Emptor: Reversing the Anti-Competitive and Over-Pricing Policies that Plague Government Contracting

Report

June 30, 2020 — Economic Liberties Project 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.