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Comments On Draft Merger Guidelines To FTC And U.S. Department Of Justice Below are comments filed by the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler to the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice’s docket on proposed new merger guidelines. The comments are also in the PDF document here and online as part of the dock ...
Celebrate This Labor Day, And Thank A Techie (From RealClearMarkets) This year America should celebrate Labor Day with reckless abandon. While it is always appropriate to honor workers’ many contributions to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being, it is imperative now. All honest work deserves recognition and re ...
Keep The FTC From Aiding And Abetting China (From InsideSources DC Journal) The work of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not supposed to impact international affairs. Still, it is doing so today, empowering China in the race for technological supremacy and harming essential businesses in the U.S. It is time for the Biden ...
The Biden Administration’s Twisted, Anti-Growth, M&A Policies (From RealClearMarkets) Every so often government agencies will release documents that provide candid insights into their thinking, and how they would unleash monumental change if unconstrained by law and financial resources.  A case in point is the Federal Trade Commiss ...
Break The Biden Administration’s Ironclad Hold On The FTC (From RealClearMarkets) In his 1981 inaugural address President Reagan warned of those who “believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people.” Today, the Biden admini ...
Progressives To Biden: Double Down On Interference (From RealClearMarkets) To understand why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) feels so empowered to declare war on American business, it is helpful to look at how progressive organizations are pushing the Biden Administration to be even more extreme. Exhibit A is a May 30 lett ...
Beware Of Unpaid Consultants In Federal Agencies (From RealClearMarkets) 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 t ...
The Biden Administration Lectures Entrepreneurs On Business Competition (From RealClearMarkets) It is one thing for government to regulate business. But it is the height of chutzpah for career politicians and bureaucrats to lecture America’s dynamic, innovative, risk-taking private sector on what business competition is, as the Biden Administrati ...
Drama And Chaos At The Federal Trade Commission (From The Hill) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is having a meltdown. Congress should remedy the root cause before this seriously damages the U.S. economy. The FTC is supposed to protect the public from deceptive or unfair business practices and from unfair competi ...
A Dynamic U.S. Oil Industry Will Curb Gargantuan Emissions From Russia And China (From RealClearEnergy) The war in Ukraine and the end of the pandemic have spotlighted a difficult, stubborn reality for zealous environmental activists in the U.S. and Europe: none of their efforts will mean anything unless sizable emissions cuts are made in Russia and Chin ...
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