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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‘Usual suspects’ kick off FTC hearings amid scrutiny

Even before the Federal Trade Commission launched its sweeping, ambitious hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century, skeptics expressed some misgivings.

State AG races are ‘where the action is’ this fall

As Election Day nears, the battle for control of Congress attracts the klieg lights, but at the state level, the races for attorneys general also are getting more play because of the power these...

Privacy issues fail to generate buzz on campaign trail

Privacy is talked about a lot on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and other venues. But one place where the issue doesn’t come up often is on the campaign trail.

McCain was strong backer of FTC priorities while running Commerce panel

Although much of the press coverage surrounding the late Senator John McCain lauded his defense and foreign policy work, he was quite active in the consumer protection realm and the oversight of...

Ninth Circuit greets FTC with skepticism in $1.3 billion pay day loan case

In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission won a $1.3 billion fine against the payday lending operations of racecar driver Scott Tucker. It’s the agency’s largest ever litigated judgment.

Former FTC member Terrell McSweeny joins Covington

Former Federal Trade Commission member Terrell McSweeny has joined Covington, a firm she says is “a good fit for someone like me who has a lot of government experience.”