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Antitrust

Coalition Letter Proves Rent-Seeking Competitors, Not Consumers, Support Klobuchar’s Antitrust Pet Project

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) published a letter from 60 “small” and “medium” sized tech companies in support of S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. Klobuchar has touted the letter as evidence that grassroots momentum exists to ram her bill through Congress before the midterms.  The reality is…

Antitrust

US Chamber of Commerce and 175 State & Local Chambers of Commerce Oppose Radical Antitrust Bill

Today, the US Chamber of Commerce published a coalition letter alongside 175 state and local chambers of commerce from 46 different states opposing the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (S. 2992). The Chamber is only the latest of a wide range of individuals and groups on both sides of the…

Antitrust

BAD BOSS: 10 Examples of FTC Chair Lina Khan’s “Abusive, Tyrannical” Regime

Last week, MLEX released a report documenting Lina Khan’s highly abrasive management style as Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair. The MLEX report documents a workplace environment within the FTC of fear, distrust and anxiety that has driven some of the most experienced and knowledgeable FTC staffers out of the agency.  The…

Antitrust

Senate Dems Pump Brakes on Klobuchar Antitrust Pet Project As Time Runs Out

In a letter to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), four Senate Democrats raised a “significant issue” with the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” (S. 2992).  Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are concerned that the bill would “hinder content moderation practices”…

Antitrust

Mass Exodus At FTC Over Lina Khan’s “Abusive,” “Tyrannical” Leadership

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan’s lack of management experience continues to result in disastrous consequences within the FTC. An already vast, but still growing, number of FTC staff members are opting to leave the agency in light of Chair Khan’s leadership style that FTC personnel are labeling as …