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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Robert Bork’s work will have lasting impact on antitrust law

The news that Robert Bork, 85, died on December 19 provoked yet another examination of the impact that he had not only as a jurist, scholar and public servant but also as a rejected Supreme Court...

Guest commentary: Bob Lande on Robert Bork’s controversial legacy

Judge Robert Bork was undeniably one of the towering figures in antitrust history. His contributions to the field were revolutionary. He advanced the field positively in many respects, articulating...

FTC drilling down on on-line data collection

The FTC is signaling its keen interest in data collection, and devoted a workshop to explore the subject on December 6.

FTC:WATCH Special Report: UBS trial, part V: “Hundreds” of corrupt deals

Taking money from U.S. taxpayers was standard operating procedure, hardly worth trying to hide, at major investment banks, including Swiss-owned bank UBS, according to an FTC:WATCH analysis of...

ATTORNEYS GENERAL UPDATE: AGs busy on consumer protection in 2012

The nation’s attorneys general reported a full menu of consumer abuses remedied in 2012 in a year-end review of their activities compiled by the National Association of Attorneys General.

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