Susan Holmberg is a political economist and the Senior Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. She shapes the strategic direction of the Independent Business initiative’s research and manages the publication quality for all team content. She writes on corporate power, small business, inequality, and systemic racism. She has been published in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Time, The Nation, and Democracy Journal. Susan holds a Ph.D. in economics from UMass, Amherst.