Corporate monopolies are harming neighborhoods and communities across the country, every day. Though they work hard to hide it, these dominant corporations take advantage of workers and bully local businesses, siphon wealth out of local communities, lobby for huge corporate handouts from local taxpayers. Not only do these corporate giants undermine local democracies by reducing transparency between communities and elected officials, but they reduce economic opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Fortunately, a new generation of policymakers are responding to threats at the state and local level. At Economic Liberties, we’re providing these leaders the hands-on policy advice and political support needed to ensure they succeed.
Learn What’s at Stake
In our research, you’ll find proposed state- and city-level solutions for addressing the harms caused by these corporations and actionable remedies.
The Local Harms of Amazon and What State Lawmakers Can Do About Them
How States Can Take on Junk Fees
The Harms of Hospital Mergers and How to Stop Them
Critical Condition: How UPMC’s Monopoly Power Harms Workers and Patients
Ban Secret Deals: How Secret Corporate Subsidy Deals Harm Communities, and What to Do About It
Why the 21st Century Antitrust Act is Critical for New York Workers
The Dirtiest Dozen: New York’s Worst Economic Development Deals
New York SB 933A: Protecting Workers and Small Businesses from Dominant Corporations
None of Our Business? How Corporate Power Corrupts Local Economies and Democracies
The Truth About Google, Facebook, and Small Businesses
What You Need to Know About the Interstate Compact Against Corporate Tax Giveaways
Tools for State & Local Leaders
We’ve released a set of three aggressive policy toolkits for state and local lawmakers seeking to tackle the harms of Big Tech firms, lax antitrust laws, and the corporate subsidy machine.
Tools To Challenge Big Medicine: A Guide for State Lawmakers
Reforming Antitrust Policy to Challenge Corporate Power: A Guide for State Lawmakers
Tools for Taking on the Corporate Subsidy Machine
Tools for Taking on Big Tech’s Economic Power: A Guide for State Lawmakers
Opportunities to Engage
From state enforcers filing antitrust suits against Big Tech firms to communities passing new laws to protect local businesses from predatory delivery app platforms and states updating antitrust laws—the momentum is growing to crack down on corporate actors. Join us!