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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Unprecedented limitations or unchecked power?

A contentious political hearing left many unanswered questions about oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”).

Poor prognosis: anticompetitive bill?

“I strongly object to the Federal Trade Commission’s interference in our legislative process with its irresponsible, inflammatory and inaccurate attack on Senate Bill 8. The federal government...

A “clear” message to industry

With a mobile forensic laboratory and mobile technology experts now on staff, the Commission has boosted its arsenal to combat violations of consumer privacy on mobile devices.

FTC to Lone Star State: Relax nursing regs

Proposed bills in the Texas state government may increase the availability of health care services to consumers, driving down costs and increasing innovation.

Regulating a cold brew: FTC advice to Massachusetts

To promote competition in the malt beverage industry, FTC staff has encouraged Massachusetts state legislators to reject a proposed law that would increase unnecessary regulations on brewers and...

Parsing words

The FTC has weighed in on the meaning of language in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) of 1991, responding to the Federal Communications Commission’s April 4 call for public comments.

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