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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Election results could signal breakthrough on data security legislation

While the House and Senate will be controlled by different parties in January, the fact both sides have expressed willingness to work on privacy and data security means this area is ripe for a...

Bipartisan votes on looming FTC cases may rest with Slaughter

It’s still early to get a read on how members of the Federal Trade Commission will approach high-profile matters, but the handful of dissents filed since May show that Chairman Joe Simons’ hope for...

Fighting mergers? Labor monopsony could be a potent weapon

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating potential harms from labor monopsony in a merger case, applying a theory that some economists and lawyers say could give antitrust agencies a powerful...

FTC hearings feature animated talks, food for thought

All that’s missing are tweed jackets and pop quizzes.

Dish, HBO duke it out over who’s to blame for blackout

When, for the first time ever, HBO and Cinemax were blocked from Dish and Sling TV subscribers, Dish came out swinging, and HBO punched back.

Wyden pushes jail time, harsh fines for data breach cover-ups

Most executives whose companies experience a data breach are punished by getting grilled on Capitol Hill or losing their jobs. But one lawmaker has another idea: lock them up.