Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s decision to nominate Alvaro Bedoya as Commissioner of Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
“We congratulate Alvaro Bedoya on his nomination to the Federal Trade Commission at a moment when the agency’s success in revitalizing competition policy is essential to determining whether we build back better for working people, small businesses, and local communities – or whether powerful corporations will be further allowed to extract, abuse, and dominate,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “Bedoya has spearheaded important research into surveillance and shined a light on the ways this technology is used to exploit and endanger communities of color. As a commissioner, we expect him to be an aggressive advocate against corporate concentration and monopoly.”
“We look forward to working closely with Bedoya, and we encourage the Senate to swiftly confirm him,” added Miller.
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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.