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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Marino likely to leave antitrust panel for Trump post

A key lawmaker who was one of President Donald Trump’s earliest backers is about to change his focus from fighting trusts to fighting drugs.

Ohlhausen defends agency's independence, challenges Democratic antitrust plans

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Neil Averitt commentary: 'Fat Leonard' sheds light on business torts as antitrust violations

Business torts need to be included in the universe of possible antitrust violations, and now the lurid case of a Malaysian naval contractor called "Fat Leonard" shows us why. This particular...

Antitrust agencies offer guidance on natural disasters

Temporary joint efforts between competing entities are permitted during and after natural disasters, according to an advisory issued by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

Online celebrities in hot water with FTC over posts

Government agencies often are rapped for being unresponsive when their work is criticized, but the Federal Trade Commission has shown that it takes such opinions seriously.

Lenovo settles but FTC splits over nuances in ‘deceptive omission’ case

A few minutes into a press call about the privacy and data security settlement that the Federal Trade Commission and 32 states struck with global computer maker Lenovo, FTC acting Chairman Maureen...