The Balanced Economy Project is a new international anti-monopoly organisation.
We seek to curb excessive concentrations of economic power, and the abuses that flow from this power. We support healthy competition when it promotes the broad public interest and delivers benefits to consumers, workers, taxpayers and citizens. But healthy competition also needs strong public-interest regulation, to prevent firms from gaining competitive advantage via harmful practices, such as being more willing to pollute, or to take profitable risks at taxpayers’ expense.
We are not affiliated to any political party, and we accept no corporate funding.
To keep in touch with our work, please subscribe to our newsletter.
Dominant firms are using raw economic and political muscle to squeeze the life out of our economies in pretty much any sector you can think of: agriculture, digital technology, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, music, accounting, eyewear, academic publishing, social care, military procurement and nuclear weapons (yes, really,) cheerleading, retail, and more.
Instead of investing to produce better value goods and services, monopolists are locking down markets to extract wealth, crushing healthy economic ecosystems while also escaping taxes, environmental rules, and other civic obligations. They use this extracted wealth to bend politics, laws, and public opinion to amass more power to control markets, in a vicious circle.
What we do
Our goal is to re-balance our economies in the wider public interest, and stem and roll back a rising tide of oligarchy now threatening our democracies, especially through using the forgotten tools of competition policy.
This website was inaugurated in March 2022. It is a work in progress.