Economic Liberties’ Statement on Jonathan Kanter’s Confirmation Vote
Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Jonathan Kanter to be the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan Senate vote to confirm Jonathan Kanter as Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice is a rejection of the failed antitrust regime responsible for America’s concentration crisis,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “It’s never been clearer that monopolies, particularly unaccountable platforms like Facebook and Google, are a menace to families, small businesses, and communities around the country. Kanter’s leadership at the Department of Justice will mark the beginning of the end of this era of lawlessness for powerful corporations. We congratulate him on his confirmation and look forward to working with him to promote fair competition.”
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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.