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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Despite political differences, state AGs work across party lines on antitrust issues

As election day nears, the friction between the political groups representing Republican state attorneys general and Democratic state attorneys general is intensifying.  

House panel eyes changes to business models of tech giants

A key House panel seems poised to recommend laws changing the business models of large tech companies, beefing up merger and conduct standards, reversing certain Supreme Court cases and allocating...

Simons follows through on promise to boost merger retrospective program

Give it up to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons. He has followed through on his promise to examine, self-critically, how well his agency's merger enforcement is working.

Lawmakers pass bill extending FTC's global enforcement powers

If only everything on Capitol Hill were this easy. The Senate on Sept. 25 followed the House of Representative's lead and passed by voice vote a bill that renews the Federal Trade Commission's...

In targeting Globex Telecom, FTC turns up heat on robocallers

In a relentless battle against robocalls, the Federal Trade Commission has settled its first consumer protection case against a Voice over Internet Protocol service provider. The agency will likely...

Most FTC employees expected to telework through June

The Federal Trade Commission's employees will likely continue working from home through at least next June.