But today, dominant corporations often stand in the way. We can change that through policy. It’s time for entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to join together and demand a level playing field.
Monopolies are everywhere in America today. They exist across a range of industries like: app development, media and entertainment, medical supplies, fitness, online marketing, cheerleading, retail, farming, meat production and many more — and they often use their power over markets to block growing businesses from competing with new and better products.
But policymakers are moving for the first time in decades to address the dominance of entrenched firms. Congress completed a groundbreaking, bipartisan investigation into the dominance of large tech platforms in 2020, and antitrust suits have been filed by state attorneys general, the Justice Department, and the Federal Trade Commission. Even more can be done — competition policy is one of many powerful tools that can be wielded by policymakers and regulators to ensure equal opportunity for all businesses.
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Today, monopolies buy up competitors and act like de facto private regulators, imposing arbitrary rules on markets, stifling innovation, and preventing younger businesses from getting a foothold. We explain why the business community must demand a fair and level playing field that is free from dominant gatekeepers.Download the report
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