Economic Liberties and Fellow Consumer Rights Groups Advocate to Propose Rule Banning Surprise Junk Fees
February 8, 2023 — On the heels of President Biden’s call to ban junk fees during the State of the Union, the American Economic Liberties Project – along with the Consumer Federation of America, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Consumer Action, Free Press, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumers League, and Travelers United – today submitted a written comment to the Federal Trade Commission in response to a request for information about how the commission should the address these unfair and deceptive surcharges.
Break Up Ticketmaster Submits Comment to the FTC Exposing Live Nation-Ticketmaster’s Junk Fee Practices
February 8, 2023 — The Break Up Ticketmaster Coalition, made up of organizations representing over 100,000 artists, managers, music industry workers, young voters, and music, theater, and sports fans, today submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission as part of the agency’s inquiry into junk fees.
Washington Post: CVS would add primary care to its health empire with $10.6 billion deal
February 8, 2023 — In Washington Post, Economic Liberties' Policy Analyst Sara Sirota laid out the harms posed by CVS's acquisition of Oak Street.
Axios: CVS officially announces OSH deal and beats earnings
February 8, 2023 — Economic Liberties explained in Axios how the CVS-Oak Street merger would be disastrous.
Biden Doubles Down on Anti-Monopoly Policy in State of the Union Address
February 7, 2023 — In response to a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advisory opinion on protecting Americans from pay-to-play schemes on digital mortgage comparison-shopping platforms, the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.