The Open Competition Center advocates for a rule-of-law, consumer-based approach to antitrust regulation. We support open competition among companies, labor, and at the ballot box.

Labor

Sen. Mark Kelly’s Support for PRO Act’s “Overall Goals” Spells Doom for Arizona Workers

By: Tom Hebert Senator Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) told a reporter that he is open to passing parts of the anti-worker “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO) Act through budget reconciliation and supports the “overall goals” of the bill. The PRO Act would impose a nationwide ban on Right to Work, forcing…

Antitrust

Jonathan Kanter Would Abandon Consumer Welfare Standard As Antitrust Top Cop

By: Tom Hebert President Joe Biden has nominated antitrust attorney Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Kanter, who has slammed the long-held consumer welfare standard as “judicial activism,” is the wrong choice to lead the Antitrust Division.  Photo Credit: New America A chorus of leading Democrats…

Antitrust

FTC vs. Facebook Dismissal Does Not Justify Weaponizing Antitrust Law

By: Tom Hebert On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against Facebook, alleging that the technology company abuses its monopoly power to squash its competitors. The FTC has until July 29 to file an amended complaint.  Boasberg, appointed by former President Obama, dismissed…

Antitrust

ATR Submits Comments Urging FTC To Keep Bipartisan Limits On Antitrust Enforcement Authority

By: Tom Hebert Americans for Tax Reform, the Open Competition Center, and Digital Liberty today submitted comments to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan urging the Commission to leave a 2015 bipartisan agreement in place that limits the FTC’s antitrust enforcement authority.  Section 5 of the FTC Act outlaws “unfair…