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Why We Should Ban PBM Rebates


February 13, 2024 — This policy brief explains how pharmacy benefit managers weaponize rebates to raise prices for patients, debunks myths surrounding their purpose and use, and details how policymakers can eliminate them.

Morgan’s Monopoly Digest – February 2024

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementCompetition Policy Digest

February, 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.

Reshoring and Restoring: CHIPS Implementation for a Competitive Semiconductor Industry

Industrial Policy

February 6, 2024 — The American Economic Liberties Project today released a new paper identifying market structures and business practices that could undermine CHIPS’ success in growing a resilient U.S. semiconductor industry and proposing competition and trade policies to overcome them.

How to Fix Flying: A New Approach to Regulating the Airline Industry

Aviation & Transportation

January 26, 2024 — As alarming recent safety incidents shine a spotlight on the dangers of a deregulated airline industry—atop longstanding discontent with shrinking seat sizes, bogus fees, chronic delays and cancellations, and route closures—“How to Fix Flying: A New Approach to Regulating the Airline Industry," from the American Economic Liberties Project and Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator provides an extensive menu of policy options to address the ongoing crisis.

The Case Against Live Nation-Ticketmaster

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

January 4, 2024 — Amid renewed scrutiny of Live Nation-Ticketmaster's monopoly power and speculation of a new antitrust suit from the Justice Department, AELP provides a roadmap in its newly released brief to finally rein in this monopoly.

Closing the Late Fee Loophole: How the CFPB Is Combating Credit Card Junk Fees


December 20, 2023 — As consensus builds to eliminate unfair and anti-competitive “junk fees” across the economy, credit card issuers have continued to extract billions in revenue from their customers in late fees, aided by a decade-old regulatory “safe harbor” loophole. However, a new CFPB rule aims to drastically reduce credit card late fees, make paying down credit card debt easier, and save Americans $9 billion yearly.