New Report Sheds Light on America’s Monopolized Energy Sector . . . and How We Can Fix It

New Report Sheds Light on America’s Monopolized Energy Sector . . . and How We Can Fix It

Virgil McDill

January 7, 2021

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America’s monopoly problem extends into the energy and electricity secto... READ MORE


Policy Brief: Local and State Governments Have Marshalled $9.27 Billion for Small Business Relief

Policy Brief: Local and State Governments Have Marshalled $9.27 Billion for Small Business Relief

Kennedy Smith

October 19, 2020

Our research has found that cities, counties, states, and community organizations have established more than 800 programs to provide financi... READ MORE


Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Report: Could Existing Water Pipes Replace Dirty Energy Utilities?

Lilli Ambort

October 13, 2020

This report explores water main geothermal: a novel, affordable way to decarbonize home heating and air conditioning using existing city wat... READ MORE


In The New York Times: Stacy Mitchell Makes the Case to Break Up Jeff Bezos’s Empire

In The New York Times: Stacy Mitchell Makes the Case to Break Up Jeff Bezos's Empire

Stacy Mitchell

October 8, 2020

Through its marketplace, cloud division and voice interface, Amazon functions as essential infrastructure for an astonishing array of compan... READ MORE


Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Christopher Mitchell

August 12, 2020

This report investigates broadband competition in communities across the country.... READ MORE


Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth

Report: Amazon's Monopoly Tollbooth

Stacy Mitchell

July 28, 2020

Amazon’s dominance of online retail means that hundreds of thousands of small businesses must rely on its site to reach customers. In this r... READ MORE


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