Access to Markets: Freeing Entrepreneurs & Independent Businesses From Dominant Gatekeepers

Entrepreneurship Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Neguse joined us to discuss the harms caused by private market restrictions.

Watch Video

On Friday, March 12, 2021 we heard from experienced entrepreneurs and business owners, leading advocates for entrepreneurs and independent businesses, and antimonopoly experts about the challenges posed by increasingly dominant corporations. Watch above to learn how you can be involved to push for fair markets that are open to everyone. Our program:


  • Sarah Miller, Executive Director, American Economic Liberties Project


  • Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02), member of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Panel: Access to Markets is a Monopoly Challenge 

  • Victor Hwang, Founder & CEO of Right to Start
  • Stacy Mitchell,  Co-Director of Institute for Local Self Reliance and Director of it’s Independent Business Initiative
  • Matt Stoller, Research Director of the American Economic Liberties Project & Author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy
  • Moderated by Brandi Collins-Dexter, Senior Advisor at the American Economic Liberties Project and Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Materials referenced by the panelists are available here.


  • Tim O’Reilly, Founder, CEO, & Chairman of O’Reilly Media

Panel: Perspectives from Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

  • Jules Pieri, Co-Founder & former CEO of The Grommet and Author of How We Make Stuff
  • John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority
  • Ted Milner, President of Executive Temps- An Entertainment Employment Agency
  • Rodney Foxworth, CEO of Common Future
  • Moderated byDenise HearnSenior Fellow of the American Economic Liberties Project and co-author of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

Join our coalition.

Do you want to stay engaged with this work? We’ll alert you about Access to Markets news, events, and opportunities to learn more about how antitrust and competition policy can support entrepreneurship and fair competition. Sign up here.