Barry C. Lynn

Barry Lynn was the director of the Open Markets program 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

OPEN MARKETS
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.


OPEN MARKETS
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.


OPEN MARKETS
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.


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

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


OPEN MARKETS and RESOURCE SECURITY
Trade, War, and China in the 21st Century

OPEN MARKETS
Meet The Man Who Is Changing Washington’s Ideas About Corporate Power

Barry Lynn was profiled in the Huffington Post in a story about Washington's growing opposition to corporate monopoly power.


OPEN MARKETS
Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley

Lina Khan and Barry C. Lynn were both cited in Vice's Motherboard in a story about antitrust efforts as they relate to Silicon Valley.


OPEN MARKETS
Declining Entrepreneurship, Labor Mobility, and Business Dynamism: A Demand-Side Approach

Barry Lynn and Lina Khan's paper "Out of Business" was cited in a new paper by the Roosevelt Institute.


OPEN MARKETS
A Middle-Class Stronghold’s Uncertain Future

What’s happening in Sheboygan is happening throughout the country.


OPEN MARKETS
America's Monopoly Problem

We will look at the effects of the rise of these platform monopolists on the ability of Americans to share information with one another.


OPEN MARKETS
Populism with a Brain

Barry C. Lynn and Phillip Longman wrote in The Washington Monthly about the true tradition of Populism in the United States.


OPEN MARKETS and NEW AMERICA
Amazon’s Book Monopoly

Join New America’s Open Markets program for a discussion of Amazon’s book monopoly, and what it means for American readers and democracy.