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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Career prosecutors urge DOJ officials to drop plan to shutter offices

More criminals who have rooked taxpayers will escape prosecution if the political appointees who run the Justice Department prevail in their plan to shut down the department’s regional criminal...

Cordray takes a stroll into the lion’s den

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray revealed a great deal about his leadership style when he held his agency’s first field hearing in Birmingham, Alabama, last month....

Baer named for top antitrust slot

If William J. Baer makes it through the torturous Senate nominee-approval process and takes his seat as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, those who know him expect the former...

Brill to data brokers: Watch out

Companies that collect and sell online consumer data were the targets of particularly pointed remarks by FTC Commissioner Julie Brill in a recent speech, signaling that the entities can continue to...

Public comments not friendly on Facebook

Even as Facebook prepares for its $5 billion initial public offering, there are signs that the social networking giant is losing, not making, friends. Some of its business practices seem to be...

Employee anti-poaching bans: A tough case for defendants

Silicon Valley companies defending themselves against a private court case alleging that they violated antitrust laws by conspiring not to poach each other’s employees may have a steep hill to...

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