This is the newsletter of the Balanced Economy Project.
We are a new non-profit organisation, founded in 2021, whose mission is to tackle monopolies and excessive concentrations of market power, worldwide, using competition policy as the prime (but not the only) tool. We support democracy and healthy competition and oppose harmful forms of competition.
We focus on countries outside the United States (where a powerful anti-monopoly movement already exists). We do not accept private corporate funding.
Our two co-founders are Michelle Meagher, a (recovering) competition lawyer, and Nicholas Shaxson, a financial journalist and campaigner. Read more about us here.
Subscribe to The Counterbalance
Writer on finance, corruption and power. Financial Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Economist, Foreign Affairs, IMF, and others. Author of Treasure Islands, a book about tax havens, and The Finance Curse, about oversized financial centres.
Michelle Meagher 🙋🏾♀️
I'm either thinking about food or anti-monopoly, often both. My first book, COMPETITION IS KILLING US, is out now.