The Federal Trade Commission’s new probe into the pricing practices of Coke and Pepsi is the latest step in the agency’s march away from protecting consumers.
In recent years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become increasingly aggressive in its antitrust actions and policies. This expansion will be harmful to American…
Emboldened antitrust bureaucrats on both sides of the Atlantic are flexing their muscles with challenges to Microsoft’s planned acquisition of the game developer Activision, maker…
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) will run a 30 second television ad as part of its Eye on FTC campaign on Sunday,…
WASHINGTON—The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) launched a new “Eye on FTC” educational campaign today to raise awareness about overreach and a lack of…
Even in the wake of Meta’s biggest mass layoff ever and a $71 billion loss this year, antitrust regulators around the world are peering into crystal…
The Constitution vests its executive power in the president of the United States. But in the 1935 case of Humphrey’s Executor v. U.S., the Supreme Court ruled…
The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board discussed the FTC’s recent loss in its challenge to block Meta’s acquisition of the VR app developer, Within Unlimited.
Mark Jamison of the American Enterprise Institute discusses the FTC’s decreasing reliance on the consumer welfare standard and its narrow market definitions in recent tech…
Director of Competition at the International Center for Law & Economics explains how mergers allow tech companies to enter adjacent markets and expand their offerings…
Dominic Pino, the Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow at the National Review Institute, discusses the FTC’s renewed interest in the Robinson-Patman Act and the need to…
About Eye on FTC
Over nearly a century of independence, the Federal Trade Commission operated with broad, sometimes open-ended legal standards to police competition. During the past forty years, the agency sought to optimize consumer welfare in its analysis. No longer is this the case. FTC Chairman Lina Khan has taken issue with numerous industries, trade practices, and regulatory norms. Her expansive view of the agency and the public interest clashes with established practices, the law, and what is best for consumers. At the Competitive Enterprise Institute, we believe no industry is safe from this regulator’s abuse of power and that consumers are in jeopardy. We seek to spotlight agency overreach to help inform legislators, and, ultimately, to restore the agency’s core mission of protecting consumer welfare.
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A comprehensive list of FTC-related policy events at the FTC, CEI, and outside organizations.
Federalist Society Event on FTC
February 8, 2023 - "FTC: Cost/Benefit Analysis of Proposed Rules - A Deeper Dive," hosted by the Federalist Society (webinar).
Antitrust & Competition Policy - The Year Ahead
February 14, 2023 - Half-day event on antitrust and competition policy, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (in-person).
FTC Public Forum on Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses
February 16, 2023 - From 12pm to 3pm EDT, the FTC will hold a virtual public forum on the proposed rule to ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts.
Annual Antitrust Symposium
February 24, 2023 - George Mason Law Review 26th Annual Antitrust Symposium, at Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA.
Conference: Antitrust, Regulation &. the Political Economy
March 2, 2023 - Hosted in Brussels, Belgium. Featured speakers include FTC Chair Lina Khan and Commissioner Rebecca K. Slaughter.
Antitrust West Coast
May 10-11, 2023 - A West Coast platform for in-house counsel dealing with global antitrust challenges, San Francisco, CA.
Requests for Comment
Notices for Requests for comment from the Federal Trade Commission
FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Competes in Employment Contracts
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Comment period ends on February 21, 2023.Read More
Final Rule Announcements
A list of recent final rule announcements from the Federal Trade Commission.
Procedures for Review of Final Civil Sanctions Imposed Under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
|Final Rule, “Procedures for Review of Final Civil Sanctions Imposed Under the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act,” effective October 4, 2022.|
Adjudications & Settlements
Administrative adjudications from the Federal Trade Commission.
FTC Announces Three Right-to-Repair Cases: Do Your Warranties Comply with the Law?
Adjudications, “FTC Announces Three Right-to-Repair Cases: Do Your Warranties Comply with the Law?” July 7, 2022.Read More
Epic Games Agrees to Pay $275 Million Penalty
December 19, 2022 – Fortnite creator, Epic Games, agrees to settlement with FTC over allegations that the video game developer violated children’s privacy law.Read More