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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March 29, 2013—FTC Chairman Edith Ramirez will give the opening remarks at the IP Enforcement and Antitrust Defenses Conference in Washington, D.C.

Blast from the past: Sen. Klobuchar takes on railroad industry

Right off the bat, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the new chairwoman of the Senate antitrust subcommittee, is taking on the nemesis of the original trustbusters: The railroad industry.

Sen. Klobuchar zeroes in on airline mergers in her first hearing

In her first hearing as chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Sen. Amy Klobuchar signaled her concern about growing consolidation of the...

Is American Airlines and US Airways a done deal? Lawmakers act like supplicants at hearing

Many lawmakers had one overriding concern at recent House and Senate hearings on the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways: how much service would the new, mammoth carrier—that...

FTC and Idaho AG challenging medical merger

Continuing its recent efforts to quash mergers that it says decrease healthcare competition and drive up costs, the Federal Trade Commission joined the Idaho attorney general in filing suit to undo...

Brill urges caution on domain name expansion

In a recent speech in Washington, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill warned that the upcoming expansion of domain names could increase the incidents of deceptive and fraudulent practices, hurting both...


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