The latest episode of ILSR’s Building Local Power podcast is an interview with Barry Lynn of the Open Market Institute. If you want to learn more about the changes in policy that gave rise to today’s monopolies, why their power is both economic and political in nature, and how a new anti-monopoly movement is fast gaining momentum, there’s no one better to turn to than Barry. He offers some great insights in this episode, which you can listen to online here (or via iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts).
Building Local Power is a relatively new venture of ours. Every two weeks, we feature an interview with either an ILSR staff member or an outside expert — all with a focus on how to expand the power of citizens and communities to chart their own future. Some recent episodes:
- Niaz Dorry on how seemingly pro-environment fisheries policies are driving consolidation, to the detriment of both the oceans and fishing communities
- Greg LeRoy on how the $70 billion cities spend each year on economic development incentives overwhelmingly flow to the biggest companies
- A roundtable with a few of our staff on how communities are challenging concentrated corporate power in sectors as varied as retail, energy, and broadband.
You can browse these other back episodes here.
All the best,
Stacy Mitchell | Co-Director
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Tel: 207-774-6792 | @stacyfmitchell