Tough road ahead for antitrust bills

With lawmakers off to a slow start on dealing with antitrust legislation, the rest of the year is filled with uncertainty.

Neill Averitt

Is Big Data crucial for competitiveness? Sometimes yes, sometimes no

Big Data is always good to have, but sometimes it only needs to be “good enough.”

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Despite heated debates, Phillips says FTC commissioners still get along

After three years on the Federal Trade Commission, Noah Phillips says comity still exists among commissioners even though it’s sometimes “frustrating” when they don’t get along. He also called on...

Klobuchar standard on exclusionary conduct takes flak

A provision of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bill to give antitrust agencies tougher enforcement tools would expand the definition of exclusionary conduct that presents an appreciable risk of harming...

Dems, Republicans use similar but diverging arguments to back up antitrust views

Some Democrats and Republicans are pushing for stronger antitrust enforcement, but they have taken different routes to get there.

FTC flexes muscle over ISPs in suit against Frontier alleging misleading offers

The Federal Trade Commission and six states sued Frontier Communications alleging it misrepresented Internet speeds offered to consumers.

Privacy Corner: Karanjia says regulators need ‘technical sophistication’

Peter Karanjia’s interest in privacy issues is inspired by the First Amendment, with a legal career that has navigated the 21st century information technology revolution.

Consumer travel problems generate complaints for FTC, questions from senators

With pandemic restrictions lifting, two senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission about its efforts to combat travel scams.

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Hubbard’s engaging book makes case for fighting monopolies

Too many books about antitrust policy are, to put it bluntly, dull. They are heavy on the wonkiness and not great on suggestions for how citizens can become involved to try to encourage lawmakers and enforcers to change policy.