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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Push to shift burden in merger cases sparks lively debate

A recommendation in the House Judiciary Committee’s 452-page report on competition in digital markets — to shift the burden of proof to defendants in merger cases — is sparking debate.

Despite mounting pressure, FTC steers clear of policing political speech

When Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons told lawmakers the agency isn’t the appropriate entity to monitor certain content on the Internet, he was continuing a long tradition.

Merger activity expected to stay strong through end of 2020

The real economy is in shambles, a second wave of Covid-19 is spreading across the country and the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency hangs in the balance, but Wall Street roars ahead.

FTC gets mixed reaction over revamping ‘Made in USA’ rule

Farm groups and consumers are praising proposed changes that would let the Federal Trade Commission fine violators of its ‘Made in USA’ rule. But the changes got a chillier reception from others,...

Privacy Corner: Changes ahead for FTC, Chester predicts

It wasn’t long into an interview with veteran privacy advocate Jeff Chester that he said the Federal Trade Commission suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.

Antitrust trailblazer Bert Foer to receive honor

A story that’s made the rounds about Bert Foer, who created the American Antitrust Institute, occurred a number of years ago when his family gathered to be with him in the hospital.