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Research Fellow

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 the New York Times 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. Follow on Twitter @alecstapp

ICLE Research Fellow, Alec Stapp on New FTC Task Force in Mother Jones

ICLE Research Fellow, Alec Stapp was quoted in a recent Mother Jones article where he discusses the underlying message in the formation of the FTC’s new anti-monopoly task force.

Antitrust experts on both sides of the aisle appear to be supportive of the new task force, but are sincerely skeptical that any concrete actions, such as breaking up Facebook, will actually result from it. “Announcing the creation of the task force is more about the FTC sending a signal to the public that ‘We are doing something’ than it is about future concrete action,” says Alec Stapp from the International Center for Law and Economics, a libertarian-leaning think tank.

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