We are now left with a near-total monopolization of most markets. The once vast pool of options for spending your hard-earned money has dried up because of crony capitalism -- which has prioritized profits over the interests of people.
Tell Congress: Pass Stronger Antitrust Laws.
"It is time to pass laws that ensure American workers AND consumers are protected from big business’ dominance. History has proven that high levels of economic concentration in the hands of the few leads to less power and choices for you.
When companies have control of the market, they are easily able to eliminate (or even purchase) competitors. Less competition means they can raise the prices of their product without consequences. Meanwhile, corporations are able to keep workers’ wages low -- because guess what? Their workers do not have any other place to work in that industry. (And even if they do have options, many of these corporations have forced their workers to sign non-compete clauses that forbid them from going to work for competitors!) Overall, it is an economic nightmare.
Corporate competition and a free market are principles that both parties used to understand and agree upon. But now, our “free market” has become suffocated by mega-corporations.
Instead of protecting and promoting entrepreneurship and open competition, Republicans (and a few Democrats) have weakened the same antitrust laws that were put in place to protect consumers and workers. As they cozy up to big businesses for donor checks, they have ultimately created an economic system that is strangling itself."
It is time to put the power back in the hands of the consumer.
Tell Congress now: Pass Stronger Antitrust Laws.