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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High court nominee Kavanaugh seen as outspoken on antitrust issues

In one of the two high-profile antitrust cases that Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has handled, a lawyer described him as an informed and aggressive questioner.

European Parliament’s call to suspend Privacy Shield provokes tough response

News that the European Parliament recently passed a resolution calling for suspension of the Privacy Shield unless the US fully complies with it by Sept. 1 came at an odd time.

Skeptics view price hike as related to AT&T’s union with Time Warner

Even before the Justice Department said it will appeal US District Judge Richard Leon’s decision rejecting its challenge to the $85 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, the telecom...

Hard-charging Chopra fills out FTC team with Khan, Meyer

Ever since Rohit Chopra’s name began circulating as a possible candidate for a Democratic seat on the Federal Trade Commission, there was some puzzlement in the antitrust bar and lots of cheering...

FTC to warn about scams targeting military members, veterans

Military consumers, particularly veterans, are vulnerable to marketing scams by imposters specifically targeting them, the Federal Trade Commission said, adding that it plans this month to issue...

Name flubbing, other takeaways from FTC oversight hearing

Officials in Washington are often accused of being name droppers. But when it comes to addressing members of the Federal Trade Commission, several lawmakers could be better described as name...