Momentum could shift on passing landmark privacy legislation

While a House committee has approved comprehensive privacy legislation, the prospects of passage by the full chamber and in the Senate are less certain. Instead, lawmakers may have to be satisfied with addressing further protections for children...

Neill Averitt

Biden’s executive order at the one-year mark

What has been accomplished in the first year under President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition?

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More FTC employees likely to return to office in the fall

Federal Trade Commission employees are likely to be required to be back in the office for at least two days during each pay period starting in September, according to several agency sources.

Enforcers face challenges using antitrust to narrow racial gaps

Neo-Brandeisian reformers want to use antitrust enforcement to narrow racial disparities in large part by targeting labor markets, but some of their ideological allies are skeptical of the chances...

Gupta to decide Kanter’s fate in Google case

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta gets to decide whether her subordinate, antitrust chief Jonathan Kanter, should be recused from matters involving Google. But Gupta and the Justice...

DoubleClick’s O’Connor derides Big Tech cases

Google and Facebook’s dominance of digital advertising is simply evidence their products work well, according to the founder of an Internet advertising company that became the platform where...

Study offers prescription to boost government employee morale

Senior leaders’ interpersonal skills are a top influence on federal workforce trust, according to a nonpartisan group seeking to make the federal government more effective.

Neil Averitt commentary: Don’t panic over Supreme Court’s climate ruling

No, in all likelihood the sky is not falling. The Supreme Court’s decision on the non-delegation doctrine in West Virginia v. EPA isn’t likely to force major changes in the body of antitrust and...

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A takedown of Jack Welch’s excesses, including mergers

While Robert Bork wrote about the virtues of free markets and mergers, Jack Welch put those ideas into action. During Welch’s more than 20-year tenure as General Electric’s chief executive, the company spent roughly $130 billion to buy nearly 1,000 companies.

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