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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In tackling high drug prices, FTC shows partisan split

Combating unreasonable, unilateral drug price hikes is a big talking point on the presidential campaign trail. But when lawmakers asked the Federal Trade Commission about whether it could help, the...

T-Mobile-Sprint deal shows dysfunction, politicization of US antitrust reviews

T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint shines a harsh light on the dysfunction and politicization that is shaping the government’s analysis of important mergers, antitrust lawyers say.

Equifax to pay at least $575 million to FTC, others for data breach

Equifax has agreed to pay between $575 million and $700 million as part of a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 50 US states and...

YouTube settles over children's privacy abuses

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google after investigating YouTube for violating a federal privacy law protecting children, according to news reports.

Stevens was main architect of high court antitrust jurisprudence during tenure

Late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens pushed for strong, though sometimes restrained, antitrust enforcement during his time as a lawyer and jurist.

FTC seen as AWOL on fighting deceptive hotel room rates

When Attorney General Karl Racine of the District of Columbia announced a lawsuit against Marriott for posting allegedly deceptive room rates, the Federal Trade Commission, which has warned hotels...