Open Markets Institute

The Open Markets Institute works to address threats to our democracy, individual liberties, and our national security from today’s unprecedented levels of corporate concentration and monopoly power. By combining policy, legal, and market structure expertise with sophisticated communications and outreach efforts, Open Markets seeks not only to hold today’s monopolies accountable for abuse of power, but to rebuild an economic system where progress is easier to achieve, because power is far more widely and equitably distributed

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Friday, January 15, 2021
To Protect Democratic Rule of Law, Privacy, and Public Health, the Biden Administration Should Immediately Move to Block Google Takeover of Fitbit
Google announced yesterday that it has "completed" its acquisition of FitBit, despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice is still investigating the takeover. In response, Barry Lynn, executive director for Open Markets Institute, issued the following statement: "Google's unilateral...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
To Protect Democracy, Lawmakers Must Fix Big Tech's Socially Destructive Business Model
President Donald Trump and his allies in Congress last week incited, directed, and condoned an attack by a racist and neo-fascist mob on the United States Congress and American democracy. After the attack, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon and other private corporations cut off communications...
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Family Farm Action Alliance Releases Pivotal Agricultural Consolidation Report in Partnership With Open Markets Institute
Today, Family Farm Action Alliance, in partnership with Open Markets Institute, released a groundbreaking report titled, “ The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts ,” at a virtual event featuring Sen. Cory Booker. The report was authored by Dr. Mary Hendrickson, Dr. Phil Howard, Emily Miller...
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Monday, November 16, 2020
How the Biden Administration Should Prepare for the Next Pandemic
Open Markets Institute today released a report titled, “ Corporate Monopoly and the Decline of America’s Vaccine Industry ,” laying out what the Biden administration should do to repair the U.S. vaccine system and defeat the next pandemic. The report shows that, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, it...
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Friday, August 07, 2020
Open Markets Releases Statement on TikTok
Open Markets in recent years has repeatedly urged the U.S. government to do a better job of understanding how the Chinese state uses Chinese and foreign corporations to spread its influence and power abroad. As senators from both parties have made clear, the Chinese-owned video app TikTok poses a...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Authorities Must Block Uber’s Anti-Competitive Acquisition of Postmates
The Open Markets Institute urges federal enforcers to block Uber’s acquisition of Postmates, which would consolidate the predatory delivery app market from just four dominant players to three, threatening vulnerable restaurants and gig workers already devastated by the pandemic. Major delivery apps...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Open Markets Applauds Principles of Rep. Cicilline and Rep. Eshoo’s Bills Limiting Micro-Targeting
The following is a statement from Sally Hubbard, director of enforcement strategy at Open Markets Institute, in regard to Rep. David Cicilline’s (RI-01) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) introducing bills to limit micro-targeting: The bills proposed by both Rep. Cicilline and Rep. Eshoo are critical...
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Friday, May 01, 2020
Open Markets and Allies Demand Antitrust Enforcement in Meat Industry to Protect Workers, Farmers
The Open Market Institute, Food & Water Action, and Family Farm Action Alliance today called on the Trump administration and federal law enforcement agencies to protect the American food supply by addressing dangerous concentrations of power and slaughterhouse capacity. The proposal was signed...
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Monday, April 13, 2020
Repair Monopolies Harm Consumers, Small Businesses, and Environment, Says New Report by Open Markets
One of the most reckless profiteering trends in recent decades is dominant corporations’ use of repair restrictions to force consumers to use original manufacturers’ repair services. To document and address this issue, the Open Markets Institute today released Fixing America: Breaking Manufacturers...
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Open Markets Commends State Attorneys General for Launching Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation Into Facebook
The following is a statement from Sarah Miller, Deputy Director of the Open Markets Institute, in response to the New York State Attorney General Letitia James' announcement of a new investigation into Facebook: This morning's announcement is a major step forward in the broadening effort on the...
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