For the past 40 years, large corporations have amassed increasing power over our economy, and this consolidation has had detrimental impacts on workers, small business, and our communities. In this presentation, Morgan Harper and Pat Garofalo from American Economic Liberties Project will provide a brief overview of how we got to this point, and policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels that would address this issue and put our country on a more equitable course.
Morgan Harper is a Columbus resident, lawyer and founder of the grassroots organization, Columbus Stand Up! She is a Senior Advisor to the American Economic Liberties Project. Previously, she was a candidate to represent Ohio's Third Congressional District. Morgan was also a Vice President at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the nation's largest community development financial institution, and worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a Senior Advisor to the first Director.
Pat Garofalo is director of state and local policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. He is the author of “The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs,” and the Boondoggle newsletter on Substack. He was previously a journalist and editor at U.S. News & World Report, ThinkProgress, and TalkPoverty.org.