Differing Perspectives on Antitrust and Big Tech: What Have We Learned?
Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan is well known for her novel theories of market power in the technology and telecommunications industry. And her approach is now driving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s regulatory and legal agenda.
Many believe tech and social media firms are too dominant, but empirical analyses of market concentration and recent figures on market shares don’t support monopoly concerns. So far, the courts have not found the FTC’s arguments to be very persuasive. Something has to give.
Join Reason for a conversation on July 25 with Thomas Hazlett and Robert Atkinson on what we’ve learned in recent antitrust debates and where we go from here. Former Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and current professor of economics at Clemson University, Hazlett is also a trustee at Reason Foundation.
Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and his work includes writing on market concentration. The conversation will be moderated by Reason Foundation Vice President Adrian Moore and available online at reason.org.