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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McSweeny questions whether abusive patent demand letters still a problem

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Neil Averitt commentary: The big inflection point appears to be at hand

Trends continue in regular and predictable ways. Until one day, they don’t. In just this way, the familiar, generation-long trend toward ever more lenient antitrust standards may be about to turn,...

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January 31-February 1 — FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust William Baer, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and FTC General Counsel Jonathan Neuchterlein are...

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Former FTC office head Elbein joins law firm

Ohlhausen: Steris-Synergy ruling should give FTC pause when considering potential competition cases

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FTC enforcement actions show data brokers can face regulatory liability for consumer information they sell to others

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