The FTC Soda Wars

National Review

The FTC Soda Wars

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.

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Wall Street Journal

“Lina Khan Chalks Up Another Defeat”

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.

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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.

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).

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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).

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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.

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Annual Antitrust Symposium

February 24, 2023 - George Mason Law Review 26th Annual Antitrust Symposium, at Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA.

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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.

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Antitrust West Coast

May 10-11, 2023 - A West Coast platform for in-house counsel dealing with global antitrust challenges, San Francisco, CA.

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Notices for Requests for comment from the Federal Trade Commission

The FTC announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on January 5, 2023. Comment period ends on March 20, 2023.

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Comment period ends on February 21, 2023.

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A list of recent final rule announcements from the Federal Trade Commission.

Administrative adjudications from the Federal Trade Commission.

December 19, 2022 – Fortnite creator, Epic Games, agrees to settlement with FTC over allegations that the video game developer violated children’s privacy law.

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