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The FTC’s FY 2025 Budget Request: Five Things To Know The full text is below and can be found in the PDF here. The FTC’s FY 2025 Budget Request: Five Things to Know By Paul Steidler This past Monday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its Fiscal Year 2025 Congressional Budget Justification, asking f ...
No Such Thing As ‘Unfair Pricing’ In America’s Dynamic Economy The full text is below and can be found in the PDF here. President Biden and his administration are on the warpath this week against "unfair pricing." The only problem: It does not exist. More specifically, the White House announced today a “strike for ...
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 ...
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 servants at ...
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 polici ...
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 standa ...
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 that ...
The Microsoft Russian Hack Raises Major Questions For Policymakers In a legally required filing, Microsoft on January 19 disclosed that senior executives’ e-mail accounts had been hacked by “a nation-state associated threat actor” widely believed to be Nobelium, a cybercriminal group affiliated with Russia’s governmen ...
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 en ...
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 R ...
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