Regulation

Lax antitrust enforcement has supposedly led to diverse harms such as the stagnation in wages, fewer startups, increased political influence, and reduced innovation. Two of the most important claims are that profits and markups are rising in many industries. But on closer inspection, both claims appear weaker than asserted.
Regulation
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December 10, 2020
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation to discuss a new report exploring what steps Congress, the NSF, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) should take to increase access to HPC resources for AI researchers in the United States.
December 9, 2020
The European Commission is planning to present the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in December, a legislative package that will have far-reaching implications for the E
November 25, 2020
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) last week agreed to a settlement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil lawsuit alleging that some of the association’s policies were anticompetitive. This is a major step toward increasing competition in real estate, but the Justice Department should still do more, particularly to increase data sharing that would enable innovative business models to flourish.
November 22, 2020
Lax antitrust enforcement has supposedly led to diverse harms such as the stagnation in wages, fewer startups, increased political influence, and reduced innovation. Two of the most important claims are that profits and markups are rising in many industries. But on closer inspection, both claims appear weaker than asserted.
November 9, 2020
Critics accuse big tech companies of stifling innovation by buying start-ups just to kill them or by exerting such dominance that entrepreneurs don’t want to enter their markets. Neither claim holds up to logic or evidence.
November 7, 2020
The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies.
November 2, 2020
This week the seemingly interminable 2020 presidential campaign will (hopefully) be at an end.
October 28, 2020
Searching for sanity in electoral politics may prove as complicated as searching for sanity in modern antitrust enforcement.
October 23, 2020
A recent majority staff report summarizing the findings of a yearlong House Antitrust Subcommittee investigation into competition in digital markets is filled with analytical errors that highlight larger problems with the report’s basic framing and policy conclusions.

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