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 commissioner urges states to take 'hard look' at professional licensing

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FTC throws in towel on Phoebe Putney case

The Federal Trade Commission’s protracted challenge to Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of archrival Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia, has ended in a whimper.

Calendar

April 1 — FTC Commissioner Julie Brill will give the keynote speech at Columbia University’s 2015 Biannual Symposium for the Data Science Institute. For more information, go to:...

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New inspector general, Roslyn Mazer, named at FTC

Judge denies AT&T request to toss FTC suit over throttling

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CFPB turns to public shaming on consumer complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized a policy that will give it a controversial new tool to deal with consumer abuses: Public shaming.