Competition & Antitrust

Publications

Radio: How the Latest Tech Antitrust Bill Would Hurt Innovation and Competition
Shoshana Weissmann

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

Lawmakers have approved a tech-focused antitrust bill, moving it one step closer to full Senate consideration. It’s intended to improve…

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act does little for innovation or choice
Wayne Brough

On Thursday Jan. 20, the Senate will hold a hearing on S. 2992, the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (AICOA). This is one of a series of bills aimed at the tech sector that, if passed,…

, Florida Politics
Jason Fischer bill targets Google, Apple app fees
Wayne Brough & Sarah Wall

From Florida Politics:

Last year, similar bills targeting app stores cropped up across the Northeast, writes Sarah Wall of R Street.

Critics of the bill claim government overreach, with…

Northeast states’ legislation targeting app stores would hurt consumers—and the developers it aims to support
Sarah Wall

It’s rare for Democratic state legislators in the Northeast to see eye-to-eye with Republicans in the heartland. But anything can happen in 2022, and if last year was any indicator, these two…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Maybe government doesn’t know what’s best for business
Marc Hyden

I am starting to believe that there’s nothing that many politicians hate more than successful businesses. Nowhere is this more evident than in the tech space, where many well-known companies are…

, The American Spectator
Sen. Cotton: Be Careful What You Wish For
Steven Greenhut

“Democracy,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Every new legislative session offers abundant evidence of the…

, ProMarket
Populism at the FTC Undermines Antitrust Enforcement
Wayne Brough

From ProMarket:

The best way to do this is to seek out non-partisan expertise, as well as input from stakeholders, rather than relying on ideological predispositions in which economic analysis…

Event: Post-Pandemic Digital World: Platforms, Algorithms, Cybersecurity, and Justice
Shoshana Weissmann

From Western New England University Law Review:

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The enduring global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our home, school, financial, and work lives. Social media…

Radio: Could this Bill Make Online Shopping More Expensive for You?
Jeffrey Westling

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

There is a new bill in Washington, D.C. aiming to increase competition in the tech industry. But the R Street Institute’s Jeff Westling says it…

Cutting off consumers to spite big tech
Jeffrey Westling

There’s an old saying about not cutting off your nose to spite your face—and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) may be falling victim to it. In a war against any large technology platform, the Senator…

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