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 expresses concerns about future privacy enforcement

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Hoffman to take reins at Bureau of Competition

D. Bruce Hoffman brings vast experience challenging and defending mergers to his new job as acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.

Ohlhausen touts successes amid waiting game

Let’s call the last six months a mixed bag for Maureen Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission.

Democrats' 'Better Deal' sees road to power paved with stronger antitrust enforcement

When congressional Democratic leaders unveiled their economic agenda recently, it contained the usual crowd-pleasers: better education, lower prescription drug prices and tax incentives for...

FTC, DirecTV gear up for long haul as deceptive ad trial nears

It won’t rival the Federal Trade Commission’s largest-ever false advertising case, but nearly $4 billion could be at stake in a federal trial in Oakland, California, this month in which the FTC...

FDA, FTC take aim at abuse of restricted drug programs

Last year, generic drugmakers filed 150 complaints with the Food and Drug Administration that branded drug manufacturers were misusing the agency’s regulations to block them from offering cheaper...