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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…

Coalition Urges Senate Republicans to Reject Democrat Antitrust Trap
Wayne Brough

Dear Senator,

Recent media reports have indicated that Senate Democrats are crafting a package of European-style antitrust regulation.

Some left-wing politicians are attempting to convince…

Is there an economist in the house?
Wayne Brough

Under the leadership of new Chair Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been making waves, from the public spats among commissioners at Khan’s first open meeting, and later…

, Reason
Trump’s ‘Big Tech’ Lawsuits Are Ludicrous
Steven Greenhut

No one should be surprised that former President Donald Trump, who according to a USA Today analysis had filed 4,095 lawsuits over three decades by the beginning of his presidency in 2016, has…

Consumer Welfare Standard Should Guide Antitrust Policy
Wayne Brough

We, the undersigned economists and legal experts, write to express concern regarding the government’s approach toward antitrust and competition policy, embodied recently in federal and state…

, NetChoice
Event: American Antitrust: Reforms to Create Further Innovations and Opportunities
Shoshana Weissmann

From NetChoice:

Antitrust reform has become an increasingly important part of our national policy conversation. Many are calling for a massive overhaul of the United States’ current approach…

Hamstringing America’s most innovative firms is no way to compete with China
Clark Packard

The United States is locked into a geopolitical competition with China over the commanding heights of the 21st century economy. Much of the competition revolves around the nexus of international…

, Washington Examiner
The Ending Platform Monopolies Act targets Big Tech
Wayne Brough

From Washington Examiner:

That raises possible legal questions because only a select few companies fall into that category. However, Wayne T. Brough, the policy director for technology and…

Coalition Urges Congress To Reject Democrat Antitrust Power-Grab
Wayne Brough

Dear Member of Congress:

We urge you to reject the package of European-style over-regulation in the antitrust bills spearheaded by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and co-sponsored by Members from…

Washington wants to weaponize antitrust law to attack “Big Tech” and it is going to backfire horribly
Wayne Brough

A series of new bills proposed in the House would, if enacted, impose the most significant overhaul of the nation’s antitrust laws in our country’s history. Specifically, the proposed legislation…

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