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, DOJ face at least 15 merger investigations

The Federal Trade Commission’s competition bureau and the antitrust division of the Justice Department are facing a continued heavy workload at a time that the improved U.S. economy is predicted to...

Obama’s visit to FTC provides forum for privacy pitch

Although the Federal Trade Commission has been around for 100 years, it hasn’t had a presidential visit since 1937. President Barack Obama changed all that on Monday when he used the agency as a...

FTC studying effectiveness of merger remedies

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a study of the effectiveness of remedies imposed in merger cases from 2006-2012.

Pay-for-delay, hospital mergers likely to dominate in 2015

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Privacy hackles raised over Oracle acquisition

Oracle’s recent proposal to acquire Datalogix has prompted concern about the implications of the deal for consumer privacy as well as calls for the Federal Trade Commission to closely scrutinize...

FTC at 100: Michael Pertschuk’s turbulent years as FTC chairman

Editor’s Note: The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year; the first official meeting of the commission was held in March 1915. In this series of articles, we are...