Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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As ruling on restitution case looms, FTC pursues litigation, other options

If the Supreme Court limits the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to obtain redress, the agency will likely concentrate on alternate ways of enforcing existing rules and writing more of them.

Khan unlikely to face confirmation fight for FTC post

Most nominations to the Federal Trade Commission are confirmed by the Senate with little controversy, and Lina Khan is not likely to be an exception.

Antitrust carveout may not solve media woes in the long term

Though traditional news outlets want an antitrust exemption to help fend off the threat of Facebook and Google, past waivers haven’t prevented problems in the industry.

Feds vow crackdown of wrongful evictions during pandemic

The Federal Trade Commission has vowed to crack down on landlords looking to illegally evict tenants suffering from financial hardships.

Vaccine card selfies: an open invitation to identity theft

Getting vaccinated feels good, so good people want to celebrate. And where do people celebrate these days? Social media.

After severe weather strikes, home repair fraudsters take aim

Home repair fraud is a second disaster for homeowners after damaging storms, tornadoes and floods strike, the Federal Trade Commission said this month. The agency told consumers to beware of these...