The government is going after Google not to stop consumer harm but to level the business playing field.
Government claims Google uses its power to force users and advertisers on board. Google says that its popularity is not anticompetitive.
Enforcement is supposed to be about protecting "consumer welfare." Overturning that goal would be bad for all of us.
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Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's.
"I think you might be referring to what happened on Twitter."
The lawmaker says that the company's data practices violate antitrust law. They do not.
Law professors Tim Wu and Richard Epstein went head to head at a live event.
Tim Wu vs. Richard Epstein on whether antitrust laws should be applied to firms like Amazon and Facebook.
It's time to stop trying to cartelize the market for law clerks
Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, and "hipster antitrust" scholars and activists say big tech companies need to be broken up. Economist Tom Hazlett says they're wrong.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
Bill de Blasio: "We are supposed to break up big corporations when they're not serving our democracy."
Consolidation in hospital markets is one cause of rising healthcare costs.
Being a big company is not a crime. What problem are we trying to fix?
The "blogfather" once touted the internet as the antidote to Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media. Now he wants the feds to crack down on social media.
The Supreme Court's dueling opinions in Apple, Inc. v. Pepper raise interesting questions about textualist statutory interpretation.
Tariffs, threats to use antitrust regulations against big tech firms, and an interest in social media regulation could overshadow one of the adminstration's big victories
The Department of Justice is threatening antitrust action if the Academy keeps out streaming services like Netflix.
Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, and most of the 2020 presidential field agree that tech companies have too power. But maybe they don't like the competition.
George Mason's Todd Zywicki says the senator and presidential hopeful has inherited the ideas of Louis Brandeis without learning the lessons of overregulation.
The Massachusetts Democrat is running for president, but sometimes it seems like she's running for America's super-CEO.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute says there's a bunch of regulatory warning signs, from trade to antitrust to speech.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
Yesterday's hearings didn't clarify much except that Washington is in a mood to regulate tech giants.
When Apple's CEO Tim Cook says "the free market is not working," bad things are coming.
Censorship is when government limits speech, and tech firms are not monopolies. They are successful private businesses; others are free to compete with them.
How a risk-averse bureaucracy across the ocean may decide what you say and do online.
An important post by Professor Aaron Nielson asks whether the new law clerk hiring plan is broken, and worse than no plan at all.
5 of the 6 largest European antitrust decisions have been slapped on U.S. tech companies
This is not an antitrust case and the Justice Department shouldn't have been trying to block it.
The 37th president used the then-stronger tools of media regulation to manipulate the far more centralized 1970s news industry in ways that Donald Trump can only fantasize about.
Taxpayers are increasingly on the hook for millions in overtime, pension costs.
The freakout over the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
The company that brought you that wince-inducing "fake news" promo is not a "monopoly," and cracking down on it will not defend the free press.