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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.

The Hill: Rethinking the Fed

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementFinance

May 27, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Senior Fellow Graham Steele described how the Federal Reserve is using its power to usher support to Wall Street and large corporations, preserving a status quo that marginalizes the needs of millions of Americans, in The Hill.

New York Daily News: The devious COVID-19 liability push: Mitch McConnell’s push for coronavirus immunity would shield big businesses that hurt their workers  

Independent Business & Entrepreneurship

May 24, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Director of Entrepreneurship and Independent Business Courtney Cardin explained why Mitch McConnell’s attempt to give big corporations a free pass for exposing workers and consumers is so dangerous in the New York Daily News.

The Guardian: Cuomo is Letting Billionaires Plan New York’s Future. It Doesn’t Have to be This Way

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementState and Local Policy

May 14, 2020 - Economic Liberties’ Pat Gorofolo and Zephyr Teachout published a piece in The Guardian that explains why state and local leaders should not let billionaires and corporations decide what the postvirus economy will look like.

What Progressives Must Demand in a COVID-19 Relief Package

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementCOVID-19 Economy

May 12, 2020 - Economic Liberties published a Heroes Act explainer, spelling out why workers, small businesses, and communities in crisis deserve more than the Heroes Act delivers.

The Federal Reserve Must Not Finance a Merger Wave

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementCOVID-19 EconomyFinance

May 7, 2020 - Nine groups led by the American Economic Liberties Project sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging them to freeze all mergers and acquisitions activity by otherwise viable corporations as a condition for use of the Federal Reserve and Treasury’s emergency credit programs.