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Antitrust

25+ Conservative Groups and Activists Urge Congress to Reject Democrat Antitrust Power-Grab

By: Tom Hebert A coalition of 26 conservative groups and grassroots activists at both the state and federal level released a letter today urging Congress to reject the Democrat antitrust power-grab spearheaded by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and organized by far-left Members like Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.).  The coalition’s message is clear…

Antitrust

Republicans Should Reject Cicilline Mega-Regulation Antitrust Package

By: Tom Hebert Congressman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is releasing a package of antitrust bills with several Democrat sponsors that would fundamentally rewrite antitrust law to the detriment of American shoppers.  Cicilline is attempting to use conservative anger at Big Tech to persuade Republican lawmakers into giving the Biden Administration nearly…

Labor

Vox Supports ABC Test Despite Firing 200 Freelancers Before It Became Law

By: Joseph Murgida Vox Media recently published an article advocating for the ABC test to ensure “fairer conditions” for gig workers that are classified as independent contractors. In its so-called “analysis,” Vox ignores that the ABC test remains broadly unpopular among California’s independent contractors, and that a national ABC…

Labor

Labor Secretary Walsh’s Threat to Independent Contractors Will Harm Working Families and Small Businesses

By: Joseph Murgida The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken a sledgehammer to the American economy. This past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that last month only 266,000 jobs were created, falling over 86% below some estimations of a 2,000,000-plus increase in job growth. The last thing…

Antitrust

Republicans should continue to champion the consumer welfare standard

Originally Published in the Washington Examiner on May 03, 2021 03:03 PM By: Grover Norquist Conservatives are understandably concerned about Big Tech censorship, with some looking to use antitrust law to “break up” companies they don’t like. Politicizing the antitrust enforcement process would only play into the Left’s hands. It…