The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Nov. 10 Policy Statement Regarding the Scope of Unfair Methods of Competition Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act—adopted . . .
Lessons for the US from Germany’s Sectoral-Bargaining Experience
ICLE white paper looks at proposals from Congress and the Federal Reserve to mandate routing requirements on credit cards and other payment networks.
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Introduction Over the past few years, several pundits and politicians have proposed introduction of German-style “sectoral bargaining” in the United States. In such a system, . . .
A Worthy Import?: Examining the Advantages and Disadvantages of Sectoral Collective Bargaining in Germany
There is currently no formal legal mechanism by which to form sectoral collective-bargaining agreements in the United States. However, a political debate is now underway about whether this should change, with a specific focus on the hospitality industry and the so-called “gig” economy.
In a recent post at the (appallingly misnamed) ProMarket blog (the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business . . .
Hazlett on the Apple e-books case: The Apple case is a throwback to Dr. Miles, and that’s not a good thing
The Apple e-books case is throwback to Dr. Miles, the 1911 Supreme Court decision that managed to misinterpret the economics of competition and so thwart productive . . .
Reed on the Apple e-books case: “We can remember it for you wholesale” – why the model matters in Apple e-books
By Morgan Reed In Philip K. Dick’s famous short story that inspired the Total Recall movies, a company called REKAL could implant “extra-factual memories” into the minds of anyone. That . . .
Kolasky (2) on the Apple e-books case: Coordination, even horizontal coordination, isn’t per se illegal
By William Kolasky Jon Jacobson in his initial posting claims that it would be “hard to find an easier case” than Apple e-Books, and David Balto and Chris Sagers seem to agree. I suppose . . .
By Chris Sagers United States v. Apple has fascinated me continually ever since the instantly-sensational complaint was made public, more than three years ago. Just one small, . . .
The Apple E-Books Antitrust Case: Implications for Antitrust Law and for the Economy — Day 2 February 16, 2016 truthonthemarket.com We will have a few . . .
Jacobson on the Apple ebooks case: It is hard to find an easier antitrust case than United States v. Apple
Try as one may, it is hard to find an easier antitrust case than United States v. Apple. Consider: The six leading publishers all wanted to . . .