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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Pulling no punches, Delrahim faces critics, talks up job he loves

In a wide-ranging, hour-long telephone interview from Paris where he was attending the OECD Global Forum on Competition, Makan Delrahim pulled no punches.

Moiseyev reflects on successes, frustrations as FTC antitrust enforcer

Michael Moiseyev wants to go out on top. The longtime head of the Federal Trade Commission’s Mergers 1 Division has never had one of his settlement recommendations overturned by the agency. He has...

Are Delrahim’s actions troubling? Antitrust insiders weigh in

When President Donald Trump revealed Makan Delrahim as his pick for the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in March 2017, attorneys in the field responded with enthusiasm.

Second requests involving big deals remain unchanged since mid-year

As 2019 ends, FTCWatch counts 15 big deals that have garnered “second requests”— eight from the Federal Trade Commission and seven from the Department of Justice. Our list in July featured 15...

Bitcoin’s popularity surges in online extortion scams

Scammers are using an old trick to defraud people out of new crypotcurrencies, the Federal Trade Commission said.

Gates to Rockefeller: How a monopolist shapes philanthropy

Charitable giving, especially around the holidays, evokes images of kindness and good will toward others. But much of the current system of philanthropy was set up by people with mixed reputations.