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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A new era at the Federal Trade Commission

Goliath tech firms — think Google and Facebook — got a blunt message from the new team that likely will be taking charge of the Federal Trade Commission: step over the line and the agency will not...

Time to ditch the consumer welfare standard? Not so fast

Over the past six months, a recurring issue in antitrust circles, from Capitol Hill to think tanks to academia, is whether it’s time to jettison the consumer welfare standard, which has served as...

Trump trade crackdown could play role in antitrust merger probes

Companies seeking to survive regulatory scrutiny and close a deal in the Trump era may be forced to contend with the president’s approach to trade policy if his willingness to erect new barriers...

Delrahim punches back on criticism he's 'not conservative enough'

Since the Justice Department sued to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner in November, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim, the Trump appointee who authorized the lawsuit,...

FTC needs stronger tools to protect consumers against data breaches, Senate told

A former staffer and current nominees to the Federal Trade Commission testified to US senators this month that the agency needs stronger enforcement tools to protect consumers against data breaches.

Higher education practices caught in Trump’s crosshairs

The Trump administration has challenged the practices of colleges and universities on the civil rights and tax fronts. Now it’s examining whether their admissions procedures violate antitrust laws.