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The Appeal: The Case for a Temporary Merger Ban for America’s Largest Companies

Op-ed

April 28, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Executive Director Sarah Miller made the case for a merger moratorium in The Appeal, explaining why Congress must prevent big corporations from further consolidating their economic and political power.

Public Seminar: Is the Covid-19 Small Business Loan Program a Boondoggle?

Op-ed

April 28, 2020⁠— Economic Liberties' Director of State and Local Policy Pat Garofalo untangled the issues surrounding the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program for Public Seminar.

The American Prospect: The Future of the Regulatory State

Op-ed

April 24, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Director of Special Projects Kalen Pruss made the case for dismantling the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) as part of The American Prospect’s Policy Roundtable on “The Future of the Regulatory State.”

What You Need to Know About the CARES Act Bailouts

Policy Brief

April 15, 2020 - Economic Liberties published a CARES Act explainer, where we answered questions about the bailout provisions of the CARES Act as carried out by the Fed and offered strategic guidance on future advocacy efforts.

Addressing Facebook and Google’s Harms Through a Regulated Competition Approach

Report

April 10, 2020 - Economic Liberties latest Working Paper in a series on corporate power, "How to Address Facebook and Google’s Harm Through a Regulated Competition Approach." The paper explains the policy choices that allowed Facebook and Google to develop a business model toxic to democracy and civil rights, and explains how a “regulated competition” approach is necessary to rein in these technology giants.

Stock Buybacks and the Coronavirus Crisis

Report

March 27, 2020 - Economic Liberties released a public memo providing stock buyback data for the 50 largest U.S. corporations over the last five years. These companies repurchased a total of $1.1 trillion in their own stock in that timeframe, yet many are still requesting federal support during the coronavirus.