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.

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The Infuriating Reason That Car Repairs Are So Expensive

Barry Lynn was quoted in the New Republic about how automakers have rolled up control of, and raised prices in, the car repair market.


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Accusing Amazon of Antitrust Violations, Authors and Booksellers Demand Inquiry

The full case is made by Mr. Preston and Barry C. Lynn, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of “Cornered: The New Monop


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A Letter to Assistant AG William Baer Regarding Amazon

We believe that Amazon has gathered unprecedented market power over the world of books, which many experts have asserted make it both a mono


ASSET BUILDING, BETTER LIFE LAB and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Strengthening Ties

The first report from New America's Family-Centered Social Policy Initiative examines how policies are working against families.


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Here’s The Biggest Problem With Obama’s New Trade Push

Barry Lynn was quoted in the Huffington Post about the hard-to-achieve goals of the TPP.


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Amazon Must Be Stopped

Barry Lynn was quoted in The New Republic about how big companies, like Walmart and Amazon, consolidate control of entire industries.


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Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon’s E-Book Tactics

The letter to the Justice Department is being written by Barry C. Lynn, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of “Cornere


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Authors unite against Amazon

On Monday, The New York Times reported that the group will also lobby the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon for illegal monopoly t


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Antitrust: A Missing Key to Prosperity, Opportunity, and Democracy

For two centuries, the foremost subject of economic debate in America was how to maximize liberty and opportunity in our economy.


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The Industrial Policy That America Has Forgotten

Enlightened U.S. policymakers of the post-war era promoted economic inter-dependence as a key to world peace, says Barry Lynn. But today tha


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Out of Business

America’s entrepreneurial sector is in deep trouble.


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Built to Break

Almost unnoticed, the world has become increasingly dependent on one or two suppliers for key materials and parts.