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Court Rejects Trump DOJ Suit to Block AT&T/Time Warner Merger

June 12, 2018

Last November, the Department of Justice stunned the antitrust world by suing to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. No such “vertical” deal (between two...


Simons, Chopra, Phillips Nominated to Federal Trade Commission

October 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, the President nominated Republican Joe Simons to chair the Federal Trade Commission as well as Democrat Rohit Chopra and Republican Noah...


It’s Official: EU Antitrust Law Isn’t about Consumer Welfare

June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the European Commission announced that it had imposed a record $2.7 billion fine against Alphabet. The EC alleges that Google violated...


#178: Is it time to break up Big Tech?

June 5, 2017

In a New York Times op-ed, Jonathan Taplin argues that Google, Facebook, and Amazon have become monopolies. With such large market shares in search advertising, social media,...


#122: Saving Local News

September 7, 2016

Today’s media landscape looks nothing like the 1970s. Back then, newspapers, radio, and television were the only games in town. But despite such insignificant developments...


#69: TWC-Charter Merger and FCC Extortion

April 27, 2016

This week, the Department of Justice approved the merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable, the sixth and third biggest broadband providers in America. If...