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The American Prospect: The Future of the Regulatory State


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


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


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.

The American Prospect: Remote Control


March 26, 2020 - Economic Liberties' Matt Stoller published an article in the American Prospect about a civil rights lawsuit that helped expose how Comcast grew from a small local company to a monopoly that crushes media diversity.

Rescue Mission: Bailing Out Boeing and Rebuilding it to Thrive


March 23, 2020 - Economic Liberties released the first Working Paper in a series on corporate power titled "Rescue Mission: Bailing Out Boeing and Rebuilding it to Thrive." The paper explains how Boeing's financial practices and shareholder focus have decimated the company, and outlines seven conditions for a Boeing bailout.