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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Goliath v. Goliath: DOJ, AT&T battle over Time Warner deal

The Justice Department’s stunning announcement that it would challenge AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner has prompted some praise, some second-guessing and, inevitably, some...

Delrahim’s position on strengthening IP rights sparks intense debate

Makan Delrahim, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, has provoked controversy with recent remarks that stress the rights of technology innovators, sending a warning shot to standard-setting...

In Trump era, state attorneys general flex more muscles

Even before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, speculation ramped up among consumer protection and antitrust practitioners that state attorneys general would be flexing their muscles to fill...

Klobuchar, Warren tout antitrust issues as 2020 presidential election looms

The 2020 presidential election is almost three years away but two potential candidates — Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren — are already using antitrust issues as a way of raising their...

Ohlhausen seeks to measure real consumer harm in privacy, data breach cases

Earlier this year, the acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission coined the term “informational injury” as she pushed to establish a method to quantify the injuries consumers suffer when...

Uber facing pressure on Capitol Hill and in court

Ride-hailing behemoth Uber Technologies will soon join a parade of companies being grilled by lawmakers over a massive data breach.