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.

Antitrust

OCC, ATRF Submit Comments to CMA on Facebook/Giphy Merger

Americans for Tax Reform Foundation International Advocacy Manager Andreas Hellmann and Open Competition Center Executive Director Tom Hebert recently submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) calling on them to stop weaponizing their investigation into the Facebook-Giphy merger. This investigation is another unfortunate development in a…

Antitrust

Far-Left Rep. Jayapal Forecasts Harmful Senate Antitrust Agenda

By: Tom Hebert In an interview last week, far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) forecasted possible Senate antitrust companion legislation to the Cicilline antitrust package that was drafted with little input from rank-and-file Republican members.  The left’s antitrust agenda would vastly empower unelected Biden bureaucrats and screw up the goods and services…

Antitrust

FTC Letters Put American Companies In “Mother-May-I” Relationship With Unelected Bureaucrats

By: Tom Hebert The Federal Trade Commission has started sending letters warning certain companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions (M+A) to proceed “at their own risk” until the FTC weighs in, according to a blog post from Bureau of Competition Director Holly Vedova.  This is yet another part of FTC Chair…

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…