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The debate on antitrust reform should incorporate racial equity

Last month, Lina Khan—a widely known critic of Big Tech companies—was sworn in as the newly minted chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She already faces a considerable challenge after a federal judge dismissed the agency’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, allowing it 30 days to file an amended complaint. In this defining moment of her early tenure, …

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Here’s How to Propel 2 Million Black Americans to the Middle Class

If Juneteenth doesn’t make you think about the economy, maybe it should. Racial discrimination has an obvious human cost, but there’s an economic cost, too. In new research, we examined the disparities Black Americans face in various economic roles — as workers, business owners, savers, investors, consumers and residents. We found critical gaps that prevent Black …

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The Economic State of Black America: What Is and What Could Be

Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans. The disparities on display during the COVID-19 pandemic were a jolt to America’s conscience. Job losses …

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