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April 21, 2023
The ‘Policeman at Your Elbow’ Is Drunk
Tim Wu, who worked from the White House to coordinate the antitrust agenda of the early Biden Administration, explains the role of the government regulator as the necessary “policeman at the elbow” to restrain corporations from unfairly squeezing out competition. President Biden’s enforcers, Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, and Jonathan Kanter, head of the Department of Justice antitrust division, push progressive policing of the economy with enthusiasm.
April 7, 2023
Bork on Report Analyzing ‘Doomsday Mergers’: ‘The Doom and Gloom Predictions That Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand with Reports of Potential Mergers Have Been Overblown Time and Time Again’
New reports by the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) show that many high-profile mergers have been highly criticized, saying they will do major harm to both competition and consumers.
According to the International Center for Law and Economics, critics like Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods in 2017 would crush competitors in physical retail.
March 13, 2023
Bork: FTC Continues to File Antitrust Lawsuits Despite ‘Near-Perfect Record of Striking Out in Court’
Lina Khan and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) she chairs are pursuing multiple cases against Google for alleged antitrust violations. Federal courts have ruled against the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in these types of cases much more often than not in recent months. However, while they have a track record of losing in court, these cases have fomented an atmosphere of regulatory uncertainty which some experts argue is by design.