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Weekly Roundup: April 8, 2022

Antitrust week at the blog: Sanjukta Paul lays out some of the key affirmative principles for a root & branch reconstruction, Sandeep Vaheesan explains how strong anti-merger policy would encourage corporations to grow by expanding production capacity, and Marshall Steinbaum makes the antitrust case against gig economy labor platforms.

The Antitrust Case Against Gig Economy Labor Platforms

The Antitrust Case Against Gig Economy Labor Platforms

In the fight to regulate the gig economy, unions, workers, and their allies have only fought half the battle: they have tried to defend the definition of employment against technology-enabled erosion. Antitrust prohibitions against vertical restraints, which prevent firms from exercising control in the absence of an employment relationship, offer a complementary. . .

Merger Policy for a Fair Economy

Merger Policy for a Fair Economy

Over the past four decades, a tidal wave of corporate mergers has resulted in industry concentration, higher prices, and reduced productive capacity. The U.S. wireless industry in the 2010s offers a case study of the public benefits of strong anti-merger law.

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Weekly Roundup: April 1, 2022

Why are Americans so unhappy about the economy? What could LPE could gain from paying greater attention to disability? When and where is the amazing Karl Klare being celebrated? The Weekly Roundup has you covered.

Financial Regulation, Price Stability, and the Future

Financial Regulation, Price Stability, and the Future

Financial regulation lies at the core of sound inflation management. Accordingly, progressives seeking to turn the page on the past few decades of failed macroeconomic policymaking should not hesitate to bring the full scope of financial regulatory tools to bear in the pursuit of just price stability.