The Biden Administration has test-driven a novel tactic to expand the size and reach of government without paying for it: high-level, unpaid consultants at an influential government agency that is trying to dramatically change how business is done in the United States.
At issue is the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) use of such consultants for self-described important and potentially widely influential projects. The FTC wants all hands on deck as it continues to initiate litigation against America’s leading tech companies, fight mergers across numerous industries, and tries to outlaw non-compete agreements.
For good reason, the FTC’s Office of Inspector General has raised strong concerns about the use of unpaid consultants and Congress is investigating. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in RealClearMarkets here.
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