Barry C. Lynn

Director, Open Markets

Barry Lynn directs the Open Markets program, and is a senior fellow at New America. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2010) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005). Lynn’s groundbreaking writings on interdependence among nations and the growing fragility of complex industrial systems have attracted wide attention, and he has presented his work to high officials in China, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Taiwan, and the European Commission, as well as in the White House and U.S. Treasury Department.

Lynn’s writings on the political and economic effects of the extreme consolidation of power in the United States have influenced the thinking of policymakers and antitrust professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has been profiled on CBS and in the New York Times, and his articles have appeared in publications including Harper’s, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Policy. He has appeared on CBS, PBS, CNN, the BBC, NPR, MSNBC, C-Span, and the Christian Broadcasting Network, among others. Prior to joining New America, Lynn was executive editor of Global Business Magazine for seven years, and worked as a correspondent in Peru, Venezuela, and the Caribbean for the Associated Press and Agence France Presse.

All Work

The University of Chicago worries about a lack of competition

The Economist wrote an article describing a recent conference which featured several members of the Open Markets Program

America’s Monopolies Are Holding Back the Economy

Barry Lynn wrote a piece for The Atlantic about monopolies and politics.

Trump Is Ready to Bless Monsanto and Bayer's Massive Merger

Barry C. Lynn was quoted in Mother Jones about the Bayer-Monsanto merger.

Everything You Need To Know About The DNC Race

Barry Lynn was quoted in the Huffington Post about the future of the Democratic party.

Will Donald Trump Be the Most Pro-Monopoly President in History?

Data from a 2012 report by Barry C. Lynn and Lina Khan was cited in the Nation.

Democrats Must Become the Party of Freedom

Barry Lynn wrote in Washington Monthly about what the Democrats ought to do after Trump's election: re-embrace anti-monopoly.

Amazon, the Monopolist?

Barry Lynn was quoted in a piece for the Pacific Standard about Amazon's market power.

Top Tech Leaders to Meet With Trump

Barry C. Lynn was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about President-elect Trump's relationship with Silicon Valley.

How American Business Got So Big

Barry C. Lynn was interviewed by the Atlantic about why Americans should be more concerned with the enforcement of antitrust regulations.

AT&T to Buy Time Warner in $85.4 Billion Deal

Barry C. Lynn was quoted in the Financial Times about AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.

AT&T Has Made A Deal To Buy Time Warner — Will Washington Let Them?

Barry C. Lynn and Lina Khan were quoted in BuzzFeed News about AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.

Silicon Valley Cozies Up to Washington, Outspending Wall Street 2-1

Barry Lynn was quoted in Bloomberg about Silicon Valley's lobbying budget.