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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With AbbVie-Allergan decision, Simons draws the line, blasts Dems

Perhaps more than in any other case since Joe Simons became chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the 3-2 decision approving drugmaker AbbVie’s $63 billion buyout of rival Allergan reveals his...

Debate persists over impact of FTC’s much-touted hearings

It’s been almost two years since Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons announced with some fanfare a series of hearings to review and perhaps even re-think the agency’s approach to antitrust...

Simons gets warm Capitol Hill reception, but some chairs haven’t been so lucky

Congressional Democrats may loathe President Donald Trump, but at least when it comes to consumer protection issues, they appear to like his Federal Trade Commission chairman.

A robocall win for Feds as Covid-19 fraud calls surge

The Federal Trade Commission won a preliminary injunction against an Arizona firm for facilitating foreign robocallers who were impersonating US government officials.

Navigating hot-button issues with top privacy advocate Polonetsky

Privacy advocate Jules Polonetsky has made a career out of listening. It’s a skill he acquired working in local New York politics, representing working-class neighborhoods such as Coney Island and...