Competition & Regulatory Policy

August 2nd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Labor unions in the U.S. offer a fascinating case study of special interest politics. And it comes to the forefront with the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, passing the U.S. House of Representatives and being pushed by President Biden. The Decline of Union Membership Labor union […]

July 22nd, 2021 by

Please Join Us for a Capitol Hill Briefing July 22, 2021 1:00 p.m.-3:00 ET The digital economy grew significantly under COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Millions of entrepreneurs transformed their businesses and business models using digital tools and technology platforms. How did COVID-19 transform the small business and entrepreneurial sector? What trends will stick in a […]

July 22nd, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – Given that government actions – such as taxes, regulation and protectionism – stand as the key obstacles to a vibrant, competitive market, a certain arrogance (and/or ignorance) can be detected when politicians and bureaucrats argue that more government is the only path to greater competition. Nevertheless, we have arrived at […]

July 9th, 2021 by

Government-Wide Edict Advances Government Control, Not Competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Today, President Biden is issuing an Executive Order (EO) on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) issued the following response to the sweeping regulatory drive across the federal government being […]

June 29th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – No other movie in film history has provided a title more readily applicable to discussing assorted issues than the 1966 spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. So, Sergio and Clint, here we go again, as we look at various […]

June 24th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – As the House Judiciary Committee races to finish up a voting marathon on hastily crafted antitrust and regulatory bills aimed at U.S. technology leaders, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan urged committee members and other House members expressing concern about the legislative […]

June 22nd, 2021 by

By Karen Kerrigan – POLICY ALERT: Impact of House Antitrust Bills Would be Far-Reaching for the Economy, Harm Small Businesses As the wave of lockdowns closed much of the country around this time last year, Americans felt real anxieties about leaving their homes to shop for even the most basic necessities. The economic upheaval hit […]

June 18th, 2021 by

  by RAYMMOND J. KEATING – In the political world, it seems like everyone – no matter which side of the aisle they reside on – loves small business. And they truly seem to want small businesses to succeed. Just not too much, apparently. After all, if a U.S. business builds, innovates, excels at serving […]

June 18th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – Thanks to myriad advancements in technology, consumers have greater access to information, news and views than ever before; entrepreneurs and small businesses have expanding opportunities to bring goods and services to the market; individuals have an abundance of ways to contact each other and to communicate their views on seemingly […]

June 11th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, House Antitrust Subcommittee leaders introduced five bills aimed at “reining in” America’s biggest technology companies. Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the proposed legislation: “As we continue to read the detailed text of the […]

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