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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FTC takes on goliath Amazon on billing practices

As the FTC and Amazon prepare to do battle in federal court over the Commission’s allegation that the internet company reaped millions of dollars through unauthorized on-line purchases by children,...

T-Mobile, FTC fight over “cramming” allegations

The FTC and T-Mobile will soon be duking it out in federal district court over the Commission’s allegation that the telecommunications giant stuck consumers with hundreds of millions of dollars in...

House steps cautiously towards patent troll reform

The FTC may be getting more authority to clamp down on patent assertion entities but the commission doesn’t think a bill passed by a key House subcommittee goes far enough.

Facebook emotion study draws frowns, knits brows

Charging that Facebook “purposefully messed with people’s minds” in conducting a “secretive and non-consensual” study that used personal information to track people’s emotions, a privacy advocacy...

U.S. weighs in on global reach of antitrust laws

Responding to a recent request by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for the government’s views on the potential impact of applying the Sherman Act to conduct in foreign countries –...

FTC at 100: In Roaring Twenties, changing times at FTC

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