Welcome to the People First Economy Podcast, a podcast where we talk with business leaders and movement builders who are building a people-first economy.
This episode of the PFE Podcast comes to you as part of Gift Local, Gift Good, a campaign designed to be a resource to our members and our audiences to help them shop locally and shop sustainably. In this episode, you'll hear our host, Emmanuel Ibarra, interview Ron Knox about a report titled 'Boxed Out' which covers the history of how large companies (Walmart/Amazon/Kroger/Dollar General, etc) have exerted their power to dominate markets unfairly and to stamp out competition at the expense of our communities.
Ron Knox is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and a writer for their Independent Business Initiative.
The Institute for Local Self Reliance is a national research and advocacy organization that partners with allies across the country, like People First Economy, to build an American economy driven by local priorities and accountable to people and the planet.