Antitrust & Enforcement: Letting Markets Work Without Empowering Government

Deepening Fault Lines: Diverging Antitrust Enforcement at the DOJ and FTC While the current frustrations with the size of large tech companies and censorship practices may be warranted, giving government enforcers and bureaucrats more power is not the answer. Instead, existing antitrust laws and the consumer welfare standard are still the best tools for protecting […]

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FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon’s Prime Is Poor Use of Limited Resources

 FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon’s Prime Is Poor Use of Limited Resources The Federal Trade Commission is ready in arms for its upcoming suit against Amazon alleging that the company tricked customers into signing up for the company’s “Prime” membership and then made it difficult to cancel that subscription service. Competition fellow, Jessica Melugin, highlights the […]

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Deepening Fault Lines: Diverging Antitrust Enforcement at the DOJ and FTC

Deepening Fault Lines: Diverging Antitrust Enforcement at the DOJ and FTC In a time when antitrust enforcement plays a pivotal role in shaping markets and ensuring fair competition, understanding the dynamics between these two powerful entities is crucial The realm of antitrust enforcement is witnessing a resurgence in the spotlight, with the U.S. Department of […]

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FTC’s Subscription Deception

FTC’s Subscription Deception Competition fellow, Theodore Bolema, explores the pitfalls of a one-size-fits-all rule on negative option features for innovative businesses. In an everchanging digital marketplace, users and business owners are faced with many different options and potential subscription models to better enjoy a service. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a Negative Option Rule […]

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FTC Continues War on Bigness by Opposing Microsoft Video-Game Acquisition

FTC Continues War on Bigness by Opposing Microsoft Video-Game Acquisition Competition fellow, Jessica Melugin, explores the economic rationale behind the agency’s investigation and why this may hinder US competition globally in the gaming industry In the dynamic world of gaming, Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of the gaming publishing company, Activision Blizzard, has stirred quite a debate. […]

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The Misbegotten War Against Curation

The Misbegotten War Against Curation Check out Competition fellow, Jane Bambauer, in her recent paper w/The Lawfare Institute. In the realm of social media and online marketplaces, platforms engage in a delicate dance of content curation. The competition for users hinges on how well a platform formats and curates user-generated content. This dance aims to […]

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