For years, tech companies have relied on rich lobbying budgets and networks of policy groups to shield them from any consequences. That time is over.
The FTC is supposed to be a non-partisan federal regulatory agency, un-swayed by partisan politics and the influence of outside companies. As the Google documents show, it’s not.
Leaked documents from the FTC’s 2012 investigation of Google show exactly what is wrong with the state of American antitrust enforcement.
Sanders specifically targeted the social media giant Facebook, which has recently been the subject of a $5 billion fine from the FTC.
No other technology company in any industry forces its customers both to pay for its product and for a separate license to the patents contained therein.
Even though it knocked a dental cartel, the Supreme Court’s recent licensing decision is no victory for economic liberty.
A North Carolina court case involving pushy dentists showcases how bad laws let some people employ government power to block entrepreneurs.
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