Holyoak, Ferguson could change FTC dynamics but face steep learning curve

If Republican nominees Melissa Holyoak of Utah and Andrew Ferguson of Virginia are confirmed, as expected, to join the Federal Trade Commission this month, they could change the dynamics of an agency that’s been under single-party control for half...

Neill Averitt

Insulin cases need a sharper focus

Hard cases are notorious for making bad law. But sometimes the easy and obvious cases can make bad law, too. Something like this seems to be going on with insulin pricing.

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From journalism to baseball, lawmakers take up antitrust exemptions

Media companies and their congressional allies have escalated efforts to obtain an exemption to antitrust laws to counter the alleged unfair practices by Big Tech companies. The legislative fight...

As crypto fraud rises, Khan offers plans for aiding consumers

The Federal Trade Commission is offering its wish list to Congress for combating cryptocurrency-related fraud amid debate over which federal agency should take the lead.

Walmart fires back at FTC as effort to curb agency’s powers expands

The Federal Trade Commission is facing yet another challenge to the constitutionality of its structure and some enforcement tools. This time the criticism is coming from the nation’s top retailer.

Privacy Corner: Meet Willmary Escoto of Access Now

Willmary Escoto, a US policy analyst for the digital rights group Access Now, says political activism comes naturally.

Stealth advertising dupes kids, researchers say

Digital advertising blurring the line between ads and entertainment can mislead kids, according to research submitted to the Federal Trade Commission.

Neil Averitt commentary: FleetCor case maps out new routes for consumer protection

We have seen what lies ahead for consumer protection, and it looks a great deal like the FleetCor case.

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Leahy memoir heavy on stories, light on policy detail

Political memoirs are a challenging literary genre. The best of these books balance captivating storytelling with an authoritative look at key events in the author’s career. Ideally, you don’t want too many comments along the lines of “if they had only listened to me, things would have turned out...