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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Presidential contender Cruz’s sojourn at the FTC

While many media portraits of presidential contender Senator Ted Cruz depict him as an abrasive ideologue, he was not perceived that way at all during his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission.

Jim Hood: A Democratic AG makes waves in Dixie

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood chuckles when asked how he has managed to be the only Democrat elected to statewide office in the Magnolia State and one of only a handful of Democrats in the...

Neil Averitt commentary: Help! We’ve lost the instruction manual!

Does anybody around here remember how to govern a country?

Head-scratching persists in the Phoebe Putney aftermath

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to capitulate rather than to continue its challenge of the hospital merger between Phoebe Putney Health System and Palmyra Park Hospital, its only...

New book probes rise in activism among attorneys general

State attorneys general are often overlooked figures in American politics. They are frequently and dismissively viewed as aspiring governors looking first to advancing their own political careers...

ICANN wants FTC to rule on '.sucks' in domain name

The entity that regulates Internet names wants the Federal Trade Commission to decide whether the behavior of the “.sucks” domain owner is sucky.