Near the end of her new proposal to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, Senator Warren asks, “So what would the Internet look like after all these reforms?” To Warren, our most dynamic and innovative companies constitute a problem that needs solving.
The analysis in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Preliminary Report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry is inadequate in several ways. There is a real danger that if the policy recommendations outlined in the preliminary report were to be adopted, Australian consumers would be severely harmed.
Just days before leaving office, the outgoing Obama FTC left what should have been an unwelcome parting gift for the incoming Commission: an antitrust suit against Qualcomm.
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Alec Stapp joined ICLE as a Research Fellow in March 2019. His research interests include technology policy, antitrust law, and data privacy & security. Alec’s work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal and published in Salon, CapX, and the National Review.
Before joining ICLE, Alec worked as a technology policy fellow at the Niskanen Center in Washington, D.C. and as an MA fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. Prior to that, he worked in operations at a startup company in Phoenix, Arizona.