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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More tensions erupt between states, DOJ

News of a federal judge approving amendments sought by 16 states to Live Nation’s settlement with the Justice Department didn’t tell the full story.

Axon takes gloves off in FTC battle over VieVu deal

When companies face charges leveled by the Federal Trade Commission, the path most often chosen is that of least resistance.

Children's privacy law under scrutiny as states take action

As the Federal Trade Commission considers how to modify rules for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the agency is receiving mixed messages.

Fighting fraud 24/7: Leach offers glimpse inside FTC

Stressed over robocalls, identity theft or fake charities? Calm down. The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer and Business Education Division produces hundreds of blogs advising consumers about the...

Voice cloning ripe for abuse, experts say

Voice cloning can be a lifeline for people who can’t speak because of illness, but there’s potential for criminal and other nefarious uses.

Money can’t buy you online love, FTC warns

If you find yourself chatting with an online love interest you’ve never met and they suddenly start asking for money, the Federal Trade Commission has some friendly advice: They’re just not that...