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
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.
June 10, 2020 - Economic Liberties 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.
June 8, 2020 — Economic Liberties' Director of State and Local Policy Pat Garofalo published a piece in Public Seminar, calling out Tesla CEO Elon Musk for corruptly side-stepping coronavirus-imposed restrictions in California, and illustrating why cities and states need to stand up to large corporations.
May 29, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Senior Fellow Maureen Tkacik published took on GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates in the Washington Post, explaining how their use of anticompetitive and unfair practices harms consumers, workers and restaurants.
ProMarket: The Death of Independent Podcasting: What Spotify Is Trying to Do With the Joe Rogan Deal
May 28, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Research Director Matt Stoller explained Spotify’s new effort to control independent podcasting in ProMarket, detailing why we should worry about their attempts to monetize and assert power over podcast distribution and ad targeting.