Neil Averitt commentary: A seminar to help regulatory agencies keep from being gamed

Let us get organized and help the regulatory agencies become better at avoiding attempts to game their procedures.

To do this, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice might consider organizing a one-day seminar for the general counsels of the health-and-safety agencies around Washington to sensitize them to the ways in which firms under their jurisdiction may try to manipulate processes to exclude competition.

This seminar would supplement the antitrust agencies’ existing competition advocacy programs. It would enlist the regulatory agencies to broadly guard...

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