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5 Small Things to Keep In Mind for July 29, 2022

Welcome to 5 Small things to keep in mind, or How to make a big difference while thinking small. In this newsletter I share 5 things weekly about monopolies, competition policy, anti-trust, financialization that I've done, I've read, or that I've enjoyed.

​This should be a small dose of content to keep you informed and thinking big.

E8: Attack on the Free Enterprise System - part 2

The "Attack on American Free Enterprise System" memo, or as it's better known The Powell Memo. Lewis Powell wrote this memo for the education committee of the American Chamber of Commerce two months before he was nominated to sit on the US Supreme Court.

This is part 2 of my analysis of this memo and its impacts on us and our communities.

In part 1, I look at how this memo read like a moral panic.

In part 2, I talk about the four areas Powell suggests the business community focus on to make sure they are "fair" to the business community - the campus, the media, politics and the courts.

2) The Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project Launch Event

CAMP is honoured to be joined by Barry Lynn, Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute, and Stacy Mitchell, Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, both leaders in the field of anti-monopoly thinking and organizing. Join us for a discussion on the importance of anti-monopoly politics, the progress made so far in other countries, and the work to be done at home and abroad.

Register Now!

3) Breakdown of the Toronto Sports Scene

And if you don't live in Toronto...

4) Something I think about a lot...

Mostly because I would never want to run a B&B.

5) I was on The National...

...Talking the Rogers outage and its impact on small businesses. My take away, small businesses have struggled over the last two years, everyone is worn out and tired. Then we wake up one day and small businesses can't take debit cards, some can't use their phones or Internet. In return they get offered a 15% refund on one month of their bill.

I had more to say in my interview, but when the Pope is in the country apologizing for Residential Schools - I understandably get bumped.

I am going to on vacation so there may not be a newsletter next week - or if there is one, it'll be shorter.