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Antitrust

· Ali Motamedi

FTC Abandons Consumer Welfare Standard With Latest Lina Khan Edict

According to media reports, Lina Khan’s FTC intends to make “make wider use of its 1914 founding statute to police anticompetitive behavior by companies in the internet age.” At first glance, increased antitrust enforcement against anticompetitive behavior does not seem objectionable. However, a deeper dive into the FTC’s latest policy…

Antitrust

· Ali Motamedi

News Flash to Lina Khan: Meta is No Monopoly

According to the FTC’s summary of their case against Meta, the principal justification for their legal action against the supposed ‘tech giant’ is that “the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.” While this claim may seem credible to laymen, those…

Labor

NLRB Continues Its War on Workplace Speech

The Biden Administration has weaponized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to fulfill President Joe Biden’s campaign promise to be the “most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.”  To that end, the NLRB has repeatedly used its power to tip the scales toward unions during organizing efforts. The reason is clear…

Antitrust

New Punchbowl News Poll: Klobuchar Antitrust Bill “Isn’t Terribly Popular”

The House passed the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act” (H.R. 3843) last week, legislation that would raise fees on larger companies engaging in M&A activity and prohibit companies from requesting a venue change when a state attorney general brings an antitrust suit.  Lawmakers who’ve been pushing for another bill, the…

Antitrust

FTC’s Politically Motivated Pursuit of Meta-Within Acquisition Gets Stranger

Not even Netflix’s Stranger Things has managed to construe odder narrative developments than the ones unfolding from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) pursuit of a meritless lawsuit against Meta. This week, a report came out that Meta found out about FTC’s lawsuit against them from Twitter. The lack of warning before filing…