Q&A: Getting candid with Noah Phillips

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips spoke with FTCWatch reporters June 7 on a balcony outside his office overlooking 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Inside his office, a picture hangs on the wall of conservatives’ bête noire, Louis...

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What changes are coming with the merger guidelines?

The antitrust agencies are busy considering possible revisions to the horizontal merger guidelines. Recent speeches and writings by some key players give us hints of what the final product might look like.

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Khan’s ambitious agenda hampered by congressional delays on privacy

On Capitol Hill, it appears privacy policymaking has hit a wall. That’s been a challenge for the Federal Trade Commission.

Tech critics try to borrow page from fight against tobacco

Will Big Tech meet the same fate as the Marlboro Man? Some lawmakers, enforcers and activists want to go after tech platforms with the same legal and political strategies that helped punish tobacco...

Bedoya’s confirmation hearing draws closer

When Alvaro Bedoya, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, faces US senators, he will be asked about his scholarly views on privacy. But the hearing also gives senators a...

Small brewers await report on market access

Craft brewers said they hope a report ordered by President Joe Biden exposes an anticompetitive system in which large beer distributors have outsized power over local markets.

On the Shelf: John Marshall Harlan’s influence on antitrust law

One of the most important judicial voices on antitrust was too often seen as a minor figure in historical narratives.

Meet the anti-robocall crusaders

When the Federal Trade Commission launched a series of contests, some cleverly titled “Zapping Rachel” and “Humanity Strikes Back,” its goal was clear: find tech rock stars eager to take on the...