Regulation and Antitrust

At a time when leading U.S. companies are being unfairly raked over the coals for protectionist purposes by governments from Beijing to Brussels, the FTC should be pushing for legally binding global rules to bring coherence and order to international competition law.
Regulation and Antitrust
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May 26, 2021
Join ITIF for a discussion on the impact of recent court rulings and proposed legislative changes to product liability laws on online marketplaces in the rapidly changing retail environment.
April 23, 2021
What is the importance of technological disruption for economic prosperity and for the competitive environment? How should we organize policies to ensure greater innovation?
April 9, 2021
From A&P in the 1920s to Sears Roebuck & Co. in the 1980s to Walmart in the 2000s—and now to Amazon—large, innovative retail companies are regularly subject to calls for break-ups. But the economy will lose if populism eventually triumphs.
April 9, 2021
ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the third in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.
April 7, 2021
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has quickly transformed from an obscure law known mostly to tech policy experts to a regular feature in public debates and policy discussions. What is this brief, 25-year-old law making headlines, and how could reforming or repealing it impact our daily lives?
April 5, 2021
The “techlash” is a story of extreme pendulum swings—from an era in which splashy product launches earned gushing media reviews to a relentless crisis narrative in which the tech industry is viewed
April 1, 2021
Extending liability beyond sellers to include the digital platforms they use to reach consumers would undercut the viability of many online marketplaces while doing very little to improve product safety. It would only leave consumers worse off in the long run.
March 26, 2021
ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the second in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.
March 25, 2021
In 1888, a political activist and author named Edward Bellamy published a classic book titled Looking Backward 2000-1887, in which he pictured a future—our present time—when technology companies administered the regulatory state would ensure people live in peaceful abundance. Today’s populists, including some top regulators, have revived Bellamy’s dystopian view.
March 19, 2021
At a time when leading U.S. companies are being unfairly raked over the coals for protectionist purposes by governments from Beijing to Brussels, the FTC should be pushing for legally binding global rules to bring coherence and order to international competition law.

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