Renewing the Democratic Republic

Wed Feb 15 2023 at 09:30 am to 05:00 pm

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC | Washington

Open Markets
Publisher/HostOpen Markets
Renewing the Democratic Republic
The Open Markets Institute is hosting an exciting opportunity to hear from leading thinkers in today’s antimonopoly renaissance
About this Event

Please join us for an important conference to explore the power of antimonopoly principles to renew American democracy, strengthen our economy, and construct a more peaceful and sustainable world.

The Open Markets Institute, along with the Financial Times, Color of Change, and Public Citizen, is hosting an exciting opportunity to hear from leading thinkers in today’s antimonopoly renaissance – from around the world and across the political spectrum - on the role and use of anti-monopoly policy to address some of our country’s most pressing challenges. This work has powerful implications across such diverse areas as worker rights and discrimination, climate change, digital platforms and privacy abuses, freedom of media and journalism, industrial policy, artistic liberty, economic resiliency and supply chain issues, peace and security, and perhaps most importantly, our very democracy. All of them are severely impacted by an extreme concentration of corporate power and market share and all of them can be tremendously improved by reigning in corporate monopolies.

We will reconnect Americans to the ideas, narratives, and laws that previous generations used to preserve individual liberty, protect community, and engage every citizen in the day-to-day challenges of building a good society. We will see, how from the first days of our Republic, competition policy has been a foundation of our democracy, security, and prosperity. We will learn how we can update and expand traditional visions of democracy to help us master the specific political and technological challenges of today.

A sampling of our Speakers includes:

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and the president of PEN America, whose book Homeland Elegies contains one of the most haunting and powerful descriptions of how monopolists bulldozed American society
  • Larry Kramer, president of the Hewlett Foundation and author of The People Themselves, who over the last five years has invested millions to understanding neoliberalism and how to overcome it.
  • Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and a Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center
  • Jonathan Kanter, Head of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States


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