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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Debate erupts over creating separate FTC tech bureau

One of the first things Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons looked at after joining the agency was the chief technology officer job and whether a separate Bureau of Technology should be...

Qualcomm case: A prelude to more interagency clashes?

The Federal Trade Commission’s short, unsparing put-down of the Justice Department for its unprecedented intervention in the commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm raises the question of whether...

Rules, privacy, money dominate FTC congressional hearings

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons was channeling Oliver Twist.

Contact lens rulemaking slog approaching year four

How long does it take the Federal Trade Commission to implement basic compliance procedures for doctors selling contact lenses?

Online lenders in regulatory crosshairs over iffy practices

The website of online lender Everest Business Funding makes clear the types of small businesses it’s looking to fund: all of them.

Erxleben discusses memoir, recalls legal career highs, lows

At a time when Congress is debating whether the Federal Trade Commission should get more consumer protection power to protect privacy, William Erxleben sees history repeating itself.