Author Archives: Paul Steidler

It’s Open Season On U.S. Companies From Europe, And Beyond (From RealClearMarkets) On March 6, the European Commission is expected to celebrate its onerous implementation of new regulatory restrictions against five large U.S. technology leaders: Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Meta (Facebook), and Microsoft. That’s the deadline for these companies, determined to be [Read More...]
House Judiciary Committee Calls Out FTC Leadership’s Bad Practices Need some encouragement that official Washington is not broken when it comes to checks and balances? Exhibit A is a February 22 report by the House Judiciary Committee shining a bright spotlight on broad and deep concerns that career civil [Read More...]
Congress To The FTC: Stop Attacking The U.S.’s Entrepreneurial Spirit (From RealClearMarkets) On February 12, Representative James Comer, Chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, threw down the gauntlet to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), demanding the Committee interview five of its leaders about the FTC’s audacious policies. FTC leadership has [Read More...]
Microsoft Russian Hack: A Dire Warning For Electric Grid Security (From RealClearEnergy) The United States is once again being brazenly hit with successful cyberattacks from Russia and China, a wake-up call for the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and other federal agencies to make sure that technology providers adhere to the highest [Read More...]
Keep the EU Out Of America’s Business (From InsideSources DC Journal) The European Union (EU), which has dismally failed to foster a business climate where tech companies can thrive, is now aiming to cripple America’s tech leaders, potentially also landing a body blow to the broader U.S. economy. More distressing is [Read More...]
Federal Trade Commission Should Halt Work With EU Regulators (Public Meeting Comments) At today’s open meeting of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), whose attendees included Chair Lina Khan, Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler called on the FTC to “cease and desist immediately” its discussions with European Union regulators regarding enforcement of the Digital [Read More...]
GOP Senate Dysfunction Aids Progressives Controlling The Federal Trade Commission (From The Hill) Republican Senators gave Senator Elizabeth Warren and progressive ideologues running the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) an early Christmas present by failing to confirm three well-qualified nominees to be commissioners. This unforced error shows that Republicans can be as dysfunctional in [Read More...]
House Democrats Happily Stand Up To EU Business Bullies (From RealClearMarkets) Common sense and advocacy for free markets and innovation are alive and well in some quarters of the Democratic party. Largely overlooked during the rush of the Christmas season, 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including 12 Democrats, [Read More...]
FTC Chair Lina Khan Must Either Pivot, Or Face Irrelevance (From RealClearMarkets) 2023 will go down as one of the worst years in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) 109-year history. This is due to its activist, controversial Chair, Lina Khan, a close advocate of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s visceral, anti-business, anti-free market policies. [Read More...]
Postal Service Needs To Correct Its Financial Projections (From FEDweek) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) needs to scrap its financial projections in the 10-year Delivering for America (DFA) strategic plan and take a hard, comprehensive look at how it does financial forecasting. Its recent projections have been way off. New [Read More...]
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