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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“Efficiency” is not enough

For the past 30 years or so, it has been a somewhat open secret that the road to an FTC-approved merger is paved with promises of efficiencies. Indeed, it has often seemed that no objection could...

State AG offices show up in force at GMU privacy forum

The Law and Economics Center at George Mason drew a noticeably outside-the-Beltway crowd to its May 14 conference on “The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation.”

DOJ settles with eBay over worker poaching pact

No-poaching deals are a no-go.

Commissioner Wright taking hard line in dissents

It hasn’t taken long for FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright to make an impression.

DOJ, American Express prepare for trial

The Justice Department won Round One in its case against American Express Company when Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently denied the...

The FTC at 100: Taft as the unexpected antitrust advocate

Editor’s Note: With the FTC approaching its 100th-year anniversary, FTC:WATCH today inaugurates a series of articles highlighting the history of antitrust enforcement in America.