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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Legal heavyweights find little common ground on state of antitrust law

The fierce debate over the state of antitrust law continues to intensify. One side argues the law must be overhauled to address rising market power that hurts consumers and workers, while the other...

Lawmakers offer glimmer of hope for targeted privacy legislation

Despite public outcry about the excesses of Big Tech, lawmakers seem unlikely to pass comprehensive privacy legislation this year. But there is some glimmer of hope for targeted action.

DOJ, states take lead in pursuing price-gouging cases

As hospitals and other facilities in the US experience a shortage of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Justice and states are battling price gouging,...

Chopra wants overhaul of safe harbor programs in wake of Miniclip case

When Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra said his agency “must take many steps” to overhaul third-party programs that shield businesses from enforcement actions under a children’s privacy...

FTC continues crackdown of marketers peddling coronavirus cures

Vitamin C dosed through an IV drip, chaga mushrooms and “advanced rife healing frequencies” are just some of the alleged coronavirus cures the Federal Trade Commission has warned vendors to stop...

Military personnel on the defense against identity theft, FTC says

Members of the military experience a disproportionately high level of harm from identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission said, encouraging troops and their families to report suspected privacy...