Organizational efficiencies should not be an opportunity to enforce precautionary measures in innovation markets.
Publications: Aurelien Portuese
January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
The Facebook lawsuit aimed at breaking up an innovative leader of social media arbitrarily favors internal growth over external growth, discretionarily disavows previous regulatory decrees with retroactive effects, and discards consumer preferences in order to impose the regulator’s preferences of a myriad of platforms forced to renege on the sought-after scalability of the platforms.
January 27, 2021
Is this really a privacy or an antitrust problem, or yet another example of a conflated, little understood issue?
January 25, 2021
Comments to the European Commission on Collective Bargaining Agreements for Self-Employed Platform Workers
The Commission’s inception impact assessment envisages the possibility of no longer enforcing competition laws with respect to independent platform workers in order to improve their working conditions. The four options identified by the European Commission are misguided and detrimental to consumers, platform workers, and innovation. ITIF articulates 10 better ways to improve the working conditions of economically vulnerable platform workers while preserving the proper enforcement of EU competition laws in a fast-changing and highly innovative digital platform economy.
December 17, 2020
The DOJ’s attempt to instill corporate selflessness by prohibiting favoritism is at odds with competition on the merits and the spirit of fundamental economic freedoms.
December 2, 2020
In a political weaponization of antitrust laws, the administration and its state AG allies decided to go to battle against Google over an issue the president thought was an obstacle to his re-election: the alleged collusion between big tech companies and the Democrats against himself.
November 30, 2020
The principle of legal certainty states that the law must be sufficiently clear to provide those who are subject to it with the possibility of regulating their conduct accordingly. Unfortunately, the issue of legal certainty in the discussions and proceedings against big tech has mostly been overlooked despite its fundamental importance in preserving the optimal incentives for market players.
October 28, 2020
Searching for sanity in electoral politics may prove as complicated as searching for sanity in modern antitrust enforcement.