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Concentrated Corporate Power is Raising Prices, Harming Main Street, and Empowering Pandemic Profiteers

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

October 15, 2021 — Economic Liberties and Groundwork Collaborative released a fact sheet that lays out how corporate concentration is driving prices up and harming workers, families, and small businesses around the country.

Cheat to Win: The John Deere Story

October 14, 2021 — "Cheat to Win" documents how Deere & Co. used aggressive merger and acquisition strategies to become the largest farm equipment corporation in the world and how it leverages this power to bully competitors, customers, and workers.

Democracy for Sale: Examining the Effects of Concentration on Lobbying in the United States

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

August 25, 2021 — Economic Liberties' “Democracy for Sale: Examining the Effects of Concentration on Lobbying in the United States" details how economic concentration trends predict lobbying spend in the years that follow industry consolidation.

Letter: Independent Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Farmers and Pharmacists Celebrate Biden Administration’s Pro-Competition Efforts

August 10, 2021 — Economic Liberties and a coalition of 10 organizations representing thousands of independent businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers, and pharmacists sent a letter to President Biden, commending his recent Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy and offering their support in ensuring the outlined measures are implemented in a timely and comprehensive manner.

Letter: How HHS Can HHS Lower Drug Prices, Strengthen Domestic Manufacturing, and Reduce Government Spending on Prescription Drugs

Healthcare

August 9, 2021 — Economic Liberties and a coalition of 10 organizations and 11 public health professionals sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to address concentration and anticompetitive conduct in the health care industry.

None of Our Business? How Corporate Power Corrupts Local Economies and Democracies

State and Local Policy

June 29, 2021 — "None of Our Business" details how corporations and local elected leaders collude to hide pro-corporate practices and policies from the public, and what local officials and voters can do to bring more accountability to their local government.