"Hubbard's cogent, accessible analysis makes a persuasive case that unchecked monopolies have rigged the system against ordinary Americans. Policymakers and voters will want to take note."
Sally is an antitrust expert and director of enforcement strategy at the Open Markets Institute, an organization developing solutions to America’s monopoly crisis. She has served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the New York AG, and was previously an investigative journalist. She has testified as a competition expert before the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and the Federal Trade Commission. She appears and is cited regularly in a wide range of media, including the New York Times, CNN, BBC World News, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired, and hosts the podcast Women Killing It! She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
“A provocative call to restore economic competition by dismantling the ruling plutocracy."
“In this important book, Sally Hubbard explains with winning clarity, concision, and humor the many ways monopolies hurt us all—and what citizens can do to combat the hydra-headed menace of concentrated corporate power.”
—NANCY MACLEAN, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
“The creative community is paying a steep price in monopolized America, with millions of artists struggling to make a living under rules that prioritize Big Tech profits. Sally Hubbard lays out the case for how we fight back—and why we must."
-DON HENLEY, musician, songwriter, producer, and founding member of The Eagles
"Antitrust law is a tool that belongs to the people, and Sally Hubbard breaks it down in a way that everyone can understand. Hubbard lucidly explains how monopolies threaten democracy, worsen inequality, and imperil the American Dream--and why it's more important than ever to take action."
—DAVID N. CICILLINE
“In my 20-plus years in the tech industry, I have never witnessed the scale of monopolization that exists today with dominant internet platforms. They flagrantly steal ideas, suppress innovation, and limit consumer choice. We need meaningful change—before it's too late. Sally Hubbard’s book spells out these pressing threats in lucid prose that reminds us how urgently we need to act.”
—PATRICK SPENCE, CEO of Sonos
“Sally Hubbard is a rare combination: a former antitrust enforcer who knows the law deeply and a sharp, pull-no-punches writer. In this light, accessible guide, Hubbard shows how today’s corporate giants are breaking the laws intended to protect you—and what you can do about it.”
—ZEPHYR TEACHOUT, author of Break ’Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money
“With expertise and an engaging writing style, Sally Hubbard’s Monopolies Suck is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand how monopolies endanger our pocketbooks and our democracy. The book will leave you enraged at the role monopolies play in every facet of our daily lives, but encouraged that we can, in fact, beat them.”
-DENISE HEARN, coauthor of The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition